The report Scenarios on Rheumatoid Arthritis 1990--2005 is the third specialized report of the Chronic Diseases Scenario Project. An exploration has been made of the likely trends in the number of patients, the number of severity of consequences and complications, the quality of life and the demands likely to be made on the health system as a result of rheumatoid arthritis up to the year 2005.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a growing problem. Key issues therefore include the need for expansion of health care facilities and health care innovations and the prospects to prevent the disease itself and to cope with its consequences and complications. The report is therefore of relevance to all groups involved in the care of rheumatoid arthritis patients and for society as a whole.
How to use this report. Summary. 1: Introduction. 2: Current situation and background. 3: Delphi study of possible future developments: Results of an opinion survey among 30 experts. 4: Future scenarios: Possible situations in the year 2005. 5: Conclusions: Priority areas for policy. References. Appendix: Diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Annexes: 1. A classification system for rheumatoid diseases. 2. ARA diagnostic criteria for rheumatoid arthritis. 3. New classification criteria for rheumatoid arthritis. 4. Rheumatoid arthritis and allied conditions according to the ICHPPC-2-defined. 5. Number of patients with rheumatoid arthritis in 2005 compared with 1990 according to the static model. 6. Description of a 'typical' Dutch rheumatoid arthritis patient who was the subject of questions in the Delphi questionnaire. 7. Acknowledgements and composition of Delphi panel. List of abbreviations.
Series: Future Health Scenarios : Book 3
Number Of Pages: 271
Published: 31st January 1995
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.4