Clinical judgment in rheumatoid arthritis. II. Judging 'current disease activity' in clinical practice

J. R. Kirwan, D. M. Chaput de Saintonge, C. R.B. Joyce, H. L.F. Currey

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Abstract

Two rheumatologists made judgments about 'current disease activity' in real patients and 'paper patients' with rheumatoid arthritis. Analysis of each set of judgments provides a model of judgment policy which contains only 3 clinical variables but explains over 94% of the variance in judgments. The judgment policy models differ markedly from each other and from the clinicians' own perceptions of their behaviour. Judgment policy modelling offers a means of improving co-ordination between clinical investigators within and between centres.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)648-651
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Volume42
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1983

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