Rheumatoid Arthritis

In sponsorship with the Bone and Joint Health Strategic Clinical Network, ABJHI is working with teams of clinicians to develop an understanding of shared care models across the province for Albertans who suffer from one of the two most common forms of arthritis – rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

The shared care models are structured on improving access to rheumatology specialists for new onset and urgent RA patients, while supporting stable RA patients in maintaining remission or low disease state. Integrated RA services through collaborative teams of specialized care providers are being evaluated, with a focus on patient outcomes and quality of life.