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Prävalenz, Komorbidität und interdisziplinäre Versorgung der Rheumatoiden Arthritis ­ Versicherungsdaten zur ambulanten und stationären Versorgung in Baden-Württemberg. / [Prevalence, comorbidity and interdisciplinary treatment of rheumatoid arthritis - Insurance data on outpatient and inpatient care in Baden-Württemberg].

Strahl, A; Schneider, O; Frankenhauser-Mannuß, J; Knapstein, S; Hermann, C; Lembeck, B; Lorenz, H-M; Rüther, W; Flechtenmacher, J.
Z Rheumatol; 77(2): 113-126, 2018 Mar.
Artigo em Alemão | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28929232


Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has an increased number of comorbidities compared with the general population.


Study aim was to collect epidemiological data on prevalence, incidence and comorbidities of RA as well as utilization of outpatient and inpatient care services. MATERIAL AND


In an age and gender-adjusted case control study, a total of 3.4 million patients insured by the AOK Baden-Württemberg were analysed with respect to visits to physicians, prevalence, incidence and comorbidities of RA. The study was based on out- and inpatient diagnoses from 2013.


The RA prevalence was 0.64% (n = 26,919), the incidence was 0.04%. Patients with RA have significant more comorbidities in almost all diagnosis groups, especially in musculoskeletal and cardiovascular diseases, compared to a control group (n = 181,209). 22.8% of RA patients had not contacted an internist rheumatologist, orthopedist or orthopedic surgeon. Biological disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) were almost exclusively prescribed by internist rheumatologists, while conventional DMARDs were equally prescribed by general practitioners and rheumatologists. Of the RA patients 32.6% were hospitalized at least once a year and were nearly twice as frequently inpatient as the control group.


RA patients need more in- and outpatient healthcare services and suffer significantly more often from comorbidities. The general practitioner is the most frequently visited physician. Other consulted physicians are rheumatologists, ophthalmologists, orthopedists/orthopedic surgeons and internists not specialized in rheumatology. The study highlights the need to create consensus treatment algorithms and maintain a close interdisciplinary and intersectoral cooperation and communication.
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