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The impact of a diagnosis of fibromyalgia on health care resource use by primary care patients in the UK: an observational study based on clinical practice



The impact of a diagnosis of fibromyalgia on health care resource use by primary care patients in the UK: an observational study based on clinical practice



Arthritis and Rheumatism 54(1): 177-183



Objective. To investigate the impact of a diagnosis of fibromyalgia (FM) in clinical practice on health care resource use in the UK.Methods. Rates of visits, prescriptions, referral, and diagnostic testing were estimated in patients who had been diagnosed as having FM between 1998 and March 2003 in UK primary care and compared with those in matched controls. Rates were calculated in 6-month intervals from 10 years before until 4 years after the FM diagnosis.Results.

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DOI: 10.1002/art.21545


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