Shortening time from symptom to diagnosis
A delayed diagnosis of rheumatic diseases affects the health of the patient. It causes unnecessary pain, periods of increased angst and anxiety, and in the case of arthritis, it’s an active disease which can cause un-repairable joint damage which leads to disability. The cost for both individuals and the state increase. This is why it is important to discover, diagnose and start with treatment as early as possible, preferably 3 months after the first symptom in order to improve the prognosis (of a good life). However, this is not the case for everyone.
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