Patient's ethnicity does not influence utilization of effective therapies in rheumatoid arthritis

  • Ang D
  • Paulus H
  • Louie J
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Abstract

Biological agents have revolutionized the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Given the previously documented ethnic disparity in the health service literature, we sought to determine if ethnic difference exists in the lag time between the diagnosis of RA and use of first biological agent.

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  • Biological agents
  • Disease modifying antirheumatic drugs
  • Ethnic disparities
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

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Authors

  • Dennis C. Ang

  • Harold E. Paulus

  • James S. Louie

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