Indian Journal of Rheumatology

PERSPECTIVE
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 179--182

Cost-effective management of rheumatoid arthritis in India


Vinay R Joshi, Vivek B Poojary 
 Research Department, P. D. Hinduja National Hospital & Medical Research Centre, Veer Savarkar Marg, Mahim, Mumbai 400016, India

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Vinay R Joshi
Research Department, P. D. Hinduja National Hospital & Medical Research Centre, Veer Savarkar Marg, Mahim, Mumbai 400016
India

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects approximately 0.5% of adult Indian population. The last few decades have seen significant advances in the treatment of RA. Pari-pasu, the goals of treatment have moved from symptomatic relief and disease modification to remission and even possible cure. One major hurdle in providing effective therapy is the high cost of medications. In a developing country like ours, cost-effective management of RA patients becomes an important issue. Paucity of trained rheumatologists, poverty, inaccessibility etc. are added hurdles in the delivery of cost-effective treatment. This communication is an overview of the various issues and the possible ways to address them.


How to cite this article:
Joshi VR, Poojary VB. Cost-effective management of rheumatoid arthritis in India.Indian J Rheumatol 2013;8:179-182


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Joshi VR, Poojary VB. Cost-effective management of rheumatoid arthritis in India. Indian J Rheumatol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2023 Jan 31 ];8:179-182
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