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Specialist Nurses Save Money, Provide Quality Care for RA Patients

You’ll likely seek out a doctor’s insight if you suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), but a new study suggests that it’s a nurse who can make all the difference in managing your disease. Research from the University of Leeds in the U.K.

shows that care from clinical nurse specialists is just as good—perhaps even better—than similar treatment offered by consultant rheumatologists.

“The results of this study show that clinics run by rheumatology clinical nurse specialists can manage many people with rheumatoid arthritis without any reduction in the quality of care and treatment,” said Dr. Mwidimi Ndosi of Leeds’ Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine in a press release.