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Quality Standards Aim to Improve Worldwide Spondyloarthritis Care

Key clinical point: Nine new quality standards have been developed to improve the management of axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA).

Major finding: The nine standards cover referral, treatment, access to care, patient education and self-management, and the need for annual review.

Study details: An international task force of the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society was convened and looked at key areas for improvement.

Disclosures: Dr. Kiltz had no relevant conflicts of interest.


Kiltz U. Ann Rheum Dis. Jun 2019;78(Suppl 2):1-2. Abstract SP0004, doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2019-eular.8514.