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Table C.9HAQ to resource use

HAQHospital days (year)Number of outpatient visits (year)% patients who require joint replacement
Hospital days£235.00***
Outpatient visit£85.00417
Joint replacement£7,410.32****

PSSRU – Unit Costs of Health and Social Care 2007.

BMS abatacept submission, weighted average of all primary and revisional joint replacements, uprated from 2005/06 to 2006/07 using a 5.5% inflator (PSSRU – Unit Costs of Health and Social Care 2007).

From: Appendix C, Disease modifying antirheumatic drug combinations in early rheumatoid arthritis: a cost-effective analysis

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Rheumatoid Arthritis: National Clinical Guideline for Management and Treatment in Adults.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 79.
National Collaborating Centre for Chronic Conditions (UK).
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