Work absences and rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis, estimated to affect 1.3 million adults in the United States, often results in disability and decreased work-related productivity. A new study by Jill van den Bos, Ksenia Draaghtel, et al., and published in the Journal of Health & Productivity, reviews the absence days and direct and indirect costs associated with rheumatoid arthritis for employees who received an anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) agent compared to those who did not receive therapy.

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