Achieving Gout Goals
Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis affecting 4% of US adults. In a recent study of more than 13,000 patients with gout, less than one-third (1/3) “ever” achieved target serum urate goals over an extended follow-up period. In short, gout is a problem for patients and straining healthcare systems. Although gout is a problem in primary care, there are paths leading to improved care, better outcomes, and reduced costs.