Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

November 6, 2015

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Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

To develop a new evidence‐based, pharmacologic treatment guideline for rheumatoid arthritis (RA).


Target Patient Population

Adult patients with RA

Target Provider Population

All clinicians who manage adult patients with RA

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Adult, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Long term care, Outpatient


Assessment and screening, Prevention, Treatment

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D001172 - Arthritis, Rheumatoid


rheumatoid arthritis, RA

Source Citation

Singh, J.A., Saag, K.G., Bridges, S.L., Jr., Akl, E.A., Bannuru, R.R., Sullivan, M.C., Vaysbrot, E., McNaughton, C., Osani, M., Shmerling, R.H., Curtis, J.R., Furst, D.E., Parks, D., Kavanaugh, A., O'Dell, J., King, C., Leong, A., Matteson, E.L., Schousboe, J.T., Drevlow, B., Ginsberg, S., Grober, J., St.Clair, E.W., Tindall, E., Miller, A.S. and McAlindon, T. (2016), 2015 American College of Rheumatology Guideline for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis & Rheumatology, 68: 1-26. doi:10.1002/art.39480

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