May 272015

An RA Registry Will Help Us Understand What Works Well and What Doesn’t

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Deborah Marshall – Director, Health Technology Assessment and Research, Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institue

Deborah Marshall, lead author on the IHE policy paper on the need for a registry of rheumatoid arthritis patients in Alberta

Deborah Marshall, ABJHI’s Health Technology Assessment advisor, is lead author on the IHE policy paper outlining the need for a registry to track and monitor Albertans who have rheumatoid arthritis. “We need to understand how drugs and treatments perform in actual practice,” she says. “There is a lot of variability in treatments, physicians have different ways of practice and there are differences in how clinics operate. A registry will help us understand what works well and what doesn’t.” Read the full story in UToday.

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