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Sjukdomsförlopp, kostnader och livskvalitet vid nydebuterad reumatoid artrit
Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Reconstruction Centre, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine UHL. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Health Technology Assessment and Health Economics. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Health Technology Assessment and Health Economics. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Health Technology Assessment and Health Economics. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
2007 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Denna rapport är framtagen i ett samarbete mellan CMT, Reumakliniken i Östergötland och Avdelningen för Reumatologi vid IKE, Hälsouniversitetet i Linköping och har finansierats med hjälp av Landstinget i Östergötland och Forskningsrådet i Sydvästra Sjukvårdsregionen (FORSS).

Det övergripande syftet med TIRA-projektet (Tidiga Insatser vid Reumatoid Artrit) var att ställa diagnos tidigt och starta multiprofessionell behandling på specialistenhet. Modern handläggning av RA (ledgångsreumatism) innebär snabbt ställd diagnos, snabbt insatt potent bromsmedicin och strukturerad uppföljning. Detta arbetssätt utvecklades i TIRA-studien och har haft stor betydelse för omhändertagandet av nyinsjuknade patienter med reumatisk sjukdom. TIRA studien har också skapat ett nätverk för kunskapsutveckling inom hela sydvästra sjukvårdsregionen samt Södermanlands och Örebro län. En stor databas för forskning har skapats och arbetet har resulterat i 16 originalartiklar i vetenskapliga tidskrifter. Fem avhandlingar har hittills skrivits med utgångspunkt från TIRA-data. Data har också exporterats till det nationella Svenska RA-registret.

Sedan TIRA-studien startade, har behandlingsstrategierna ändrats avsevärt. I början av 2000-talet introducerades s.k. biologiska läkemedel, framför allt TNFblockerare och 10 år efter start av TIRA-1 har nu TIRA-2 studien startat.

Upplägget är i allt väsentligt detsamma och TIRA-1 kohorten kommer därvid att utgöra ett unikt referensmaterial, såväl till hälsoekonomiska data som till sjukdomsutveckling för patienter i den nya studien. Denna rapport omfattar TIRA-1 studien och redovisar sjukdomsförlopp och hälsoekonomiska konsekvenser av sjukdomen och dess behandling. Många personer har varit delaktiga i studien och vi vill främst tacka Thomas Skogh, Reumakliniken Universitetssjukhuset i Linköping och alla medarbetare på de 10 medverkande reumatologenheterna. Vi vill också tacka Jan Persson som är medarbetare i TIRA projektet och har bidragit med värdefulla synpunkter. Ett extra varmt tack riktas till alla 320 patienter som deltagit i undersökningar och noggrant fyllt i enkäter under flera år.

Linköping november 2007-11-27

Eva Hallert, Magnus Husberg, Andrea Schmidt, Dick Jonsson

Abstract [en]

Rheumatoid  arthritis  (RA)  is  a  chronic  progressive  inflammatory   disease, associated with tissue destruction and functional disability. The yearly incidence of RA in Sweden is 25/100 000 and the prevalence is 0.5-0.7%, with women being more often affected than men. The economic consequences of the disease are substantial  for the  individual  and  their  families  and  for the society  as a whole.   Previous   studies   have   reported   that   early   treatment   limits   joint destruction and improves functional outcome.

In 1996 a multicenter study TIRA was started in Linköping in cooperation with 10 rheumatology units and Center for Medical Technology Assessment (CMT) TIRA is the Swedish acronym for ‘early intervention  in rheumatoid  arthritis’. The   main   goal   was   to   obtain   early   diagnosis,   rapid   multiprofessional intervention  and  a  regular  follow-up.  Further,  the  TIRA  project  aimed  at forming  a research  database  and health economic  evaluation  in patients  with recent-onset RA.

This study describes disease activity, functional ability, direct and indirect costs as well as self-reported health and quality of life (QoL) in patients with recent- onset RA, during the first 3 years after diagnosis.

320 subjects were enrolled in the study from January 1996 through April 1998, 2/3  being  women.  At  inclusion  most  patients  had  high  disease  activity  and impaired functional capacity. More than half of patients < 65 were on sick leave and a few were already early retired.

Highly significant improvements were seen within the first 3 months regarding disease  activity  and functional  ability,  but 15% of the patients  had sustained high or moderate disease activity throughout the study period, despite traditional treatment. The scores of ‘Health Assessment Questionnaire’ (HAQ) were similar for men and women at baseline, but had a less favourable course in women, who also had DMARDs  more frequently prescribed,  suggesting  that women might have a more severe disease.

At inclusion QoL did not differ between groups concerning different housing, marital   status,   income   or  other  socio-demographic   factors.   Most  patients experienced their health as worse compared with others of the same age. During the first 2 years QoL was improved as well as general mobility and ability to perform activities of daily living. During year 3 a slight deterioration was noted.

The average direct costs per patient during the first year was SEK 36 000 and indirect costs SEK 89 000 (price level of 2001). All direct costs decreased from year 1 to 3, except costs of drugs and surgery which on the contrary increased. Indirect costs were substantially unchanged over the years. Sick-leave decreased but was offset by an increase in early retirement. Indirect costs were 2-3 times higher than direct costs.

More than 90% of the patients were satisfied or very satisfied with treatment and availability and information from the medical staff in the participating hospitals.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press , 2007. , 51 inkl bilaga p.
Series
CMT Report, ISSN 0283-1228 (print), 1653-7556 (online) ; 2007:7
Keyword [en]
Arthritis, rheumatoid, economics
Keyword [sv]
Ledgångsreumatism
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-44582ISRN: LIU CMT RA/0707Local ID: 77133OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-44582DiVA: diva2:265444
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2014-10-27Bibliographically approved

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