Kazmin, I., Department of Rheumatology, UMBAL-Burgas
On the basis of the available scientific and statistical information, as well as the professional practical experience of the authors, the present review attempts to analyze the process of diagnosing inflammatory rheumatological diseases of the joints and spine in pre-hospital care. The goal is to determine the main factors involved in this process, the variability in their relations and reveal the „weak“ places in them. Based on this analysis, recommendations are offered to optimize the joint work between GPs and SIMP-rheumatologists, which will create conditions for earlier diagnosis of inflammatory rheumatological diseases of the joints and spine. As a result, it is expected that the paradigm „early diagnosis – early disease-modifying treatment – good quality of personal and social life of patients“ will be applied to a larger number of patients with such diseases.
Key words: early diagnosis; inflammatory rheumatological diseases of the joints and spine; outpatient care; GP; SIMP – rheumatologist
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