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Rheumatology International

, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp 165–170 | Cite as

Standards of care for patients with spondyloarthritis

  • Miguel Ángel Abad
  • Rafael Ariza Ariza
  • Juan José Aznar
  • Enrique Batlle
  • Emma Beltrán
  • Juan de Dios Cañete
  • Eugenio de Miguel
  • Alejandro Escudero
  • Cristina Fernández-Carballido
  • Jordi Gratacós
  • Estíbaliz LozaEmail author
  • Luis Francisco Linares
  • Carlos Montilla
  • Manuel Moreno Ramos
  • Juan Mulero
  • Rubén Queiro
  • Enrique Raya
  • Carlos Rodríguez Lozano
  • Jesús Rodríguez Moreno
  • Jesús Sanz
  • Lucía Silva-Fernández
  • Juan Carlos Torre Alonso
  • Pedro Zarco
  • José Luis Fernández-Sueiro
  • Xavier Juanola
  • 2e study group
Original Article

Abstract

To define and give priory to standards of care in patients with spondyloarthritis (SpA). A systematic literature review on SpA standards of care and a specific search in relevant and related sources was performed. An expert panel was established who developed the standards of care and graded their priority (high, mild, low, or no priority) following qualitative methodology and Delphi process. An electronic survey was sent to a representative sample of 167 rheumatologists all around the country, who also gave priority to the standards of care (same scale). A descriptive analysis is presented. The systematic literature review retrieved no article specifically related to SpA patients. A total of 38 standards of care were obtained—12 related to structure, 20 to process, and 6 to result. Access to care, treatment, and safety standards of care were given a high priority by most of rheumatologists. Standards not directly connected to daily practice were not given such priority, as standards which included a time framework. The standards generated for the performance evaluation (including patient and professionals satisfaction) were not considered especially important in general. This set of standards of care should help improve the quality of care in SpA patients.

Keywords

Standard of care Spondyloarthritis Quality of care 

Notes

Conflict of interest

None.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miguel Ángel Abad
    • 1
  • Rafael Ariza Ariza
    • 2
  • Juan José Aznar
    • 3
  • Enrique Batlle
    • 4
  • Emma Beltrán
    • 5
  • Juan de Dios Cañete
    • 6
  • Eugenio de Miguel
    • 7
  • Alejandro Escudero
    • 8
  • Cristina Fernández-Carballido
    • 9
  • Jordi Gratacós
    • 10
  • Estíbaliz Loza
    • 11
    Email author
  • Luis Francisco Linares
    • 12
  • Carlos Montilla
    • 13
  • Manuel Moreno Ramos
    • 12
  • Juan Mulero
    • 14
  • Rubén Queiro
    • 15
  • Enrique Raya
    • 16
  • Carlos Rodríguez Lozano
    • 17
  • Jesús Rodríguez Moreno
    • 18
  • Jesús Sanz
    • 14
  • Lucía Silva-Fernández
    • 19
  • Juan Carlos Torre Alonso
    • 20
  • Pedro Zarco
    • 21
  • José Luis Fernández-Sueiro
    • 22
  • Xavier Juanola
    • 18
  • 2e study group
  1. 1.Rheumatology UnitHospital Virgen del PuertoPlasenciaSpain
  2. 2.Rheumatology UnitHospital Universitario Virgen MacarenaSevillaSpain
  3. 3.Rheumatology UnitHospital de MéridaMéridaSpain
  4. 4.Rheumatology UnitHospital Sant Joan d’AlacantSant Juan de AlicanteSpain
  5. 5.Rheumatology UnitHospital General Universitario de ValenciaValenciaSpain
  6. 6.Rheumatology UnitHospital Universitari Clínic de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  7. 7.Rheumatology UnitHospital Universitario la PazMadridSpain
  8. 8.Rheumatology UnitHospital Universitario Reina SofíaCórdobaSpain
  9. 9.Rheumatology UnitHospital General de EldaAlicanteSpain
  10. 10.Rheumatology UnitHospital Parc TaulíSabadellSpain
  11. 11.Instituto de Salud Musculoesquelética, InMusc S.L.MadridSpain
  12. 12.Rheumatology UnitHospital Universitario Virgen de la ArrixacaMurciaSpain
  13. 13.Rheumatology UnitHospital Virgen de la VegaSalamancaSpain
  14. 14.Rheumatology UnitHospital Universitario Puerta del HierroMadridSpain
  15. 15.Rheumatology UnitHospital Universitario Central de AsturiasOviedoSpain
  16. 16.Radiology UnitHospital Virgen de las NievesGranadaSpain
  17. 17.Rheumatology UnitHospital Doctor NegrínLas PalmasSpain
  18. 18.Rheumatology Unit, Hospital Universitari de BellvitgeIDIBELLBarcelonaSpain
  19. 19.Rheumatology UnitHospital Universitario de GuadalajaraGuadalajaraSpain
  20. 20.Rheumatology UnitHospital Monte NarancoOviedoSpain
  21. 21.Rheumatology UnitHospital Universitario Fundación AlcorcónAlcorcónSpain
  22. 22.La CoruñaSpain

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