CRF identification and management in patients with RA. (A) CRF identification and management by rheumatologists compared with PCPs in RA patients. Results represent the percentage of RA patients whose CRFs were identified or managed by rheumatologists, compared with primary care physicians; the numeric value above each bar in the figure represents this percentage. (B) Suboptimal CRF identification and management by rheumatologists compared with PCPs in RA patients. All patients included in this subgroup analysis had RA and an abnormal value for a given risk factor. Results represent the percentage of RA patients whose abnormal CRFs were identified and/or managed by rheumatologists compared with primary care physicians. The fraction above each bar in the graph represents the number of patients whose abnormal CRF was identified or managed, divided by the total number of patients in the group with an abnormal CRF. BP, blood pressure; HDL, high-density lipoprotein; LDL, low-density lipoprotein; PCP, primary care physician.
Desai et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14:R270 doi:10.1186/ar4118