Table 3

Classification of treatment strategies

Finland
(n=81)
Sweden
(n=102)
United Kingdom (n=112) The Netherlands (n=174)
Lag time (months)3-150 0330
Efficacy3-151 Moderate/highLow/moderateHighHigh
Cumulative time3-152 (%)78404067
AggressiveConservativeIntermediateAggressive
  • 3-150 For the British data, the number of months had to be estimated.

  • 3-151 Efficacy (table 2).

  • 3-152 Disease modifying antirheumatic drug use.