Symptoms and signs
|Funder name / reference number:||National Institute of Health Research (NIHR)|
This study uses the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) to update a previously published ‘definition’ of RA in medical records. This new definition is then being used to compare the medical records of those with and without RA to attempt to identify early signs and symptoms of RA that may be useful in expediting future diagnoses of RA in primary care.
The main research objective is to identify patterns of primary care consultations forming a prodromal syndrome for rheumatoid arthritis (RA)