Quality of Care: It Matters

Reducing pain, swelling, and the risk of joint deformities and getting people back to where they want to be in their lives are good indicators of high quality arthritis care. But not everyone has the same experience. Discover how researchers evaluate aspects of care to develop life-changing solutions for Canadians living with arthritis.

Charlotte’s Story

“I tried to ignore it for a long time. When you’re young, you come up with all sorts of reasons why you might be having pain and chronic illness isn’t really one that comes to mind.” Charlotte was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at age 23. Find out how she navigated her diagnosis, emotions, treatment decisions and more. 

Guidelines & Decision Aids

Healthcare guidelines outline best practices for specific health conditions. These can include recommendations on treatments, tests, follow-up times and more. Learn about guidelines and how they keep quality of care on track for arthritis patients. Need help making a treatment decision? This video also covers decision aids.

Webinar Recording

If you missed our webinar, The Care Equation: You + Your Doctor, don’t worry, you can still watch the recording. A presentation by our research scientist, Dr. Claire Barber, followed by a Q&A session that also includes Dr. Diane Lacaille and Dr. Glen Hazlewood. Arthritis Research Canada’s Knowledge Broker, Alison Hoens, moderates this webinar.

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