Table 6

Prioritised interventions per disease stage

Disease stagePrioritised interventions*
Suspicion of RA1. Rapid access to care.
2. Enhanced communication with primary care.
3. Early arthritis clinic.
Recent diagnosis of RA1. Enabling self-management.
2. Early arthritis clinic.
3. Comprehensive comorbidity assessment.
Established disease/structural damage1. Dedicated comorbidity specialist.
2. Integrating patient registries into daily clinical practice.
3. Enabling self-management.
  • *The top three priority interventions are listed.

    RA, rheumatoid arthritis.