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Overall, the aims of the EUMUSC.Net project is to establish a standard of information that is accessible to patients, healthcare professionals and policy informers alike and which addresses:

  • The impact that Musculoskeletal conditions (MSC¬ís) have on individuals and society
  • The standards of care that patients diagnosed with OA and RA should be receiving
  • Health Care Quality Indicators to show whether these standards are being achieved
  • The identified barriers and facilitators that affect the local implementation of standards of care
  • Good practice that can be highlighted and relayed throughout Europe
  • Recommendations to improve the delivery of standards of care across the EU member states.


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Help make it happen!

We kindly request your contribution in the survey.

The survey aims to examine factors that help to improve health care for people with  osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis in Europe.We are looking at factors that influence the implementation of several recommendations in your health care setting. These recommendations are part of the Standards of Care and Health Quality Indicators developed within the project over the last two years.

The objectives of this survey are as follows:

-       We want to examine which factors may help improve health care for patients with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis through Europe.

-       Through the survey we hope to identify facilitators that will help to implement the European recommendations for the treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

-       Based on this information we will make recommendations for improving health care for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis in Europe

Health care professionals, health care administrators and patients will be asked to participate in the survey. The survey will take 5-10 minutes to fill in and is completely anonymous. The first results of the survey will be presented at the annual EULAR congress in Berlin June 2012.

Anybody that is interested to participate in the survey, please send an email to

with the following information:

-       Your name

-       Your country

-       Your organisation

-       Your email address

-       Translation or participate in survey

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