Burden of illness – depression in RA patients

Challenge

  • Depression impacts the effectiveness of RA treatments
  • High cost and complexity of RA treatments necessitate full assessment of depression as part of RA treatment evaluation

Solution

  • Disease activity scores for those with and without depression were used to assess impact
  • Compared RA outcomes between patients with depression who initiated treatment vs those who did not

RA patients followed longitudinally with deep clinical data


19%

of patients have evidence of depression as a comorbidity