District rheumatology services. A report by the Committee on Rheumatology of the Royal College of Physicians of London

Br J Rheumatol. 1988 Feb;27(1):54-61.


The Committee on Rheumatology was seriously concerned about variations in the availability of services for patients with rheumatic diseases in different parts of the country. It commissioned a draft report to document various aspects of the present situation which would then be augmented, on this basis, by proposals for the establishment of basic requirements and minimum standards for a district rheumatology service. The draft was considered and adopted, and the report has now been approved by the Royal College of Physicians of London; in its final form it is now an official College document. This paper sets out the contents of the report endorsed by the College Committee.

MeSH terms

  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / therapy*
  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Health Facilities
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Health Services*
  • Hospitals, District
  • Humans
  • Medical Staff
  • Medical Staff, Hospital
  • Physician's Role
  • Registries
  • Rheumatology / economics
  • Specialties, Surgical
  • United Kingdom
  • Workforce