Evidence of effect

Evidence of the effectiveness of tight control in daily clinical practice is shown in various studies. These studies are joined in the following meta-analysis: Meta-analysis of tight control strategies in rheumatoid arthritis: protocolized treatment has additional value with respect to the clinical outcome: 

DAS28 is an objective measurement tool and when medication is adapted if a patient’s score exceeds 3,2, the disease activity of patients will decrease. Therefore, the chance of damage decreases and the patient’s functionality increases. It is thus important to use DAS28 as an instrument in daily clinical practice, in order to improve the care of rheumatoid arthritis patients and improve the outcomes of patients.