Flowsheets that include MDHAQ physical function, pain, global, and RAPID3 scores, laboratory tests, and medications to monitor patients with all rheumatic diseases: an electronic database for an electronic medical record

Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2009 Nov;35(4):829-42, x-xi. doi: 10.1016/j.rdc.2009.10.018.


Electronic medical records (EMR) are used increasingly in contemporary medical care. Function, pain, global status, and RAPID3 scores remain important considerations in all rheumatic diseases. Inclusion of these scores in a flowsheet that also includes laboratory tests and medications could transform the EMR into a true medical database. Flowsheets are presented for patients with rheumatologic diagnoses other than rheumatoid arthritis to illustrate the value of the multidimensional health assessment questionnaire and RAPID3 scores in an electronic database for an EMR.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antirheumatic Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Drug Monitoring
  • Electronic Health Records*
  • Health Status*
  • Humans
  • Rheumatic Diseases* / diagnosis
  • Rheumatic Diseases* / drug therapy
  • Rheumatic Diseases* / physiopathology
  • Severity of Illness Index


  • Antirheumatic Agents