Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Current Rheumatology Reports, 07/11/2012
McBurney CA et al. – Recent research has focused on the extent to which treatment preferences, adherence, trust in physicians, patient–physician communication, health literacy, and depression have contributed to observed disparities in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Practicing evidence–based medicine, improving patient–physician communication skills, reducing language and literacy barriers, improving adherence to therapies, raising awareness of racial/ethnic disparities, and recognizing comorbidities such as depression are steps clinicians may take to help eliminate racial/ethnic disparities in RA.