Table 5

Use of resources: imaging tests and costs

All rheumatologists (n=23)Rheumatologists with correct diagnosis (n=14)Rheumatologists with other diagnosis (n=9)
No imaging tests624
x Ray examination of:
    Hands844
    Hands + feet22
    Hands + lumbar spine11
    Hands + pelvis11
    Hands + feet + SI joints11
    Hands + lumbar spine + SI joints11
    Hands + lumbar spine + pelvis11
    Hands + feet + lumbar spine + SI joints11
    Hands + feet + lumbar spine + SI joints + shoulders + knees11
Total costs in euros
    Mean12016452
    Median8617186
    Range0–4790–4790–123