The aims of this pilot study, which compares day patient with inpatient care for management of active RA were (i) to test the feasibility of a trial protocol design including the method of randomization and the practicality of data collection, and (ii) to obtain preliminary information on economic cost and clinical outcome of these two methods of management.
Twenty consecutive patients requiring admission for management of active RA were randomized to receive either day patient or inpatient care.
All hospital, transport, community and indirect costs incurred over a 6-month period from recruitment were collected for each patient.
Mots-clés Pascal : Polyarthrite rhumatoïde, Maladie autoimmune, Rhumatisme inflammatoire, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Epidémiologie, Pronostic, Traitement, Homme, Coût, Soin, Ambulatoire, Hospitalisation jour
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Rheumatoid arthritis, Autoimmune disease, Inflammatory joint disease, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Epidemiology, Prognosis, Treatment, Human, Costs, Care, Ambulatory
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