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Table 2 Concordance and discordance of rheumatologists’ evaluation versus DAS28(3)-ESR or CDAI-measured remission assessment

From: The prevalence and types of discordance between physician perception and objective data from standardized measures of rheumatoid arthritis disease activity in real-world clinical practice in the US

  Objective measure
DAS28(3)-ESR (n = 531) CDAI (n = 298)
Total Remission No remission Total Remission No remission
Rheumatologists’ evaluation Total 531 (100.0%) 163 (30.7%) 368 (69.3%) 298 (100.0%) 44 (14.8%) 254 (85.2%)
Remission 264 (49.7%) Concordant – both remission 127 (23.9%) Rheumatologist –negatively discordant 137 (25.8%) 146 (49.0%) Concordant – both remission 40 (13.4%) Rheumatologist –negatively discordant 106 (35.6%)
No remission 267 (50.3%) Rheumatologist – positively discordant 36 (6.8%) Concordant – both not remission 231 (43.5%) 152 (51.0%) Rheumatologist – positively discordant 4 (1.3%) Concordant – both not remission 148 (49.7%)
  1. Percentages are calculated using the total number of patients assessed based on rheumatologists’ evaluation or DAS28(3)-ESR/CDAI scores. CDAI Clinical Disease Activity Index, DAS28(3)-ESR Disease Activity Score in 28 joints (3)-erythrocyte 471 sedimentation rate