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Table 2 Recommended treatment targets

From: A systematic review of guidelines for managing rheumatoid arthritis

Guideline Treatment Target Remission Definitions Treat Moderate Disease
Remission LDA Suppress Inflammation
1. American [14] Yes Yes SDAI Boolean    Yes
2. APLAR [15] Yes Yes DAS28 SDAI CDAI Boolean Yes
3. Australian [16] Yes Yes
4. Brazilian [17] Yes Yes   DAS28 SDAI CDAI Yes
5. British Columbia [18] Yes
6. British Society For Rheumatology: Established [19] Yes Yes
7. British Society For Rheumatology: Early [20]
8. Canadian [21] Yes Yes DAS28 SDAI CDAI Boolean Yes
9. EULAR [22] Yes Yes SDAI Boolean Yesa
10. French [23] Yes Yes DAS28 SDAI CDAI Boolean Yes
11. German [24] Yes Yes DAS28 Yesa
12. Hong Kong [25] Yes DAS28 Yesa
13. Indian [26] Yes Yes
14. Latin American [27] Yes Yes DAS28
15. Mexican [28] Yes Yes DAS28 Yes
16. England [29] Yes Yes DAS28
17. Scotland [30] Yes Yes DAS28 Yes
18. South African [31] Yes Yes SDAI Yes
19. Spanish [32] Yes Yes DAS28 CDAI Boolean Yesa
20. Swedish [33] Yes Yes DAS28 SDAI CDAI Yes
21. Treat to Target [34] Yes Yes DAS28 SDAI CDAI Boolean Yes
22. Turkish [35] Yes Yes Yes
  1. LDA Low disease activity
  2. aTreatment of moderate RA is implied rather than definitively stated