Alberta researchers will present to rheumatologists on Feb. 19 a crucial set of indicators for revealing how centralized intake methods are performing for people with arthritis. They are believed to be the first set of key performance indicators (KPIs) tied to centralized intake for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA), the two most common forms of arthritis.
The KPIs and research methodology will be presented at the Canadian Rheumatology Association’s annual meeting Feb. 17 to 20 in Lake Louise, Alberta.
The work is part of a broader study to design and evaluate the optimal centralized intake system for Albertans with OA and RA. The study is being led by Dr. Deborah Marshall, professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, and ABJHI’s Director of Health Technology Assessment, and Dr. Linda Woodhouse, associate professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Alberta.
This research has been published in Arthritis Research and Therapy.