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dc.contributor.authorCarpenter, Lewis
dc.contributor.authorNikiphorou, Elena
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Adam
dc.identifier.citationCarpenter , L , Nikiphorou , E & Young , A 2013 , ' Importance of registries in informing clinical practice for arthritis ' , Clinical Practice , vol. 10 , no. 6 , pp. 723-736 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 2588514
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84887234149
dc.description.abstractThe gold standard in research for evidence that underlies clinical practice is the randomized controlled trial. In recent years it has been accepted that observational studies, which include disease and drug registries and cohort studies, are very important sources of data not available from randomized clinical trials, and the two different approaches complement one another. In rheumatology, the development of clinical guidelines, standards of care and health policies, and appraisal of new drugs by NICE, all rely on clinical outcomes, prognostic factors and responses to drug therapies provided by both sources. Observational studies and registries in arthritis have promoted greater collaborations between academics and clinicians, and with patient support groups and public health. The main strengths of observational studies are that, first, they reflect ‘real-world’ practice and, second, they can achieve prolonged follow-up. As the management of chronic conditions such as arthritis becomes more complex and health economic issues more important in the 21st century, it is probable that more reliance will be placed on these types of studies.en
dc.relation.ispartofClinical Practice
dc.subjectRheumatoid arthritis
dc.titleImportance of registries in informing clinical practice for arthritisen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Lifespan and Chronic Illness Research
dc.contributor.institutionHealth Services and Medicine
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Postgraduate Medicine
dc.contributor.institutionPostgraduate Medicine
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
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