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Insurance problems among patients with ankylosing spondylitis
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  1. A Boonen,
  2. A van Tubergen,
  3. Sj van der Linden
  1. Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, University Hospital Maastricht, The Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr A Boonen
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, University Hospital Maastricht, PO Box 5800, 6202 AZ Maastricht, The Netherlands;
    aboosint.azm.nl

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In a retrospective questionnaire survey, 129 Dutch patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) were asked if they had had difficulties in arranging a medical insurance, an additional work disability insurance, or a life assurance. Patients who had arranged the insurance after diagnosis were compared with those who had arranged the insurance before diagnosis. A restraint in arranging the insurance was defined …

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