National Early Inflammatory Arthritis Audit – Supplementary Report

Reports | Published: 11 Jun 2020

The purpose of the National Early Inflammatory Arthritis Audit (NEIAA) is to improve the quality of care for people living with inflammatory arthritis by measuring care provided to patients against the seven quality statements (QS) set out in NICE quality standard 33.

NEIAA published its first annual report in October 2019 and at the time of reporting, insufficient data were available to report on the seventh metric (whether patients had had an annual review 12 months after diagnosis), as most patients would have had less than 12 months of follow-up. This supplementary report provides information on the seventh metric alongside 12-month clinician- and patient-reported outcome data. Linkage to NHS Digital enables reporting for the first time on unplanned hospitalisations, joint replacements and all-cause mortality.

For this report the outcomes of patients enrolled into the audit between 8 May 2018 and 7 May 2019 who have had 12-month information returned were examined. Any 12-month data received up to 1 December 2019 have been included.

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National Early Inflammatory Arthritis Audit – Supplementary Report