LECTURECME

RA Management: Improving Outcomes for the Patient and the Practitioner

Author(s)/Faculty: Leonard H. Calabrese, DO; Richard M. Frankel, PhD; M. Elaine Husni, MD, MPH
Release Date: 4/30/2022Expiration Date: 4/29/2023
Credit Type: CMENumber of Credits: 1
Content Type: VideoProvider:
Advances in therapies for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) over the past 2 decades combined with treat-to-target strategies have yielded significant improvements in patient outcomes. However, despite these gains, more than 1 in 3 patients fail to achieve remission, limited by global health issues such as quality of life (QoL) concerns, uncontrolled pain, fatigue, and sleep issues. To close these practice gaps, experts have advocated for a “dual-target” strategy with the goal of person-centered care that addresses not only disease activity, but also the surrounding illness. In this educational activity, physicians and their patients discuss approaches to “dual-target” person-centered care and enhanced patient–practitioner communication as well as integration of wellness strategies into the management of RA.