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FOI Request

Disclosure ID
FOI/02837
Request Date
November 26, 2018
Subject
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Description
1. Within your trust how many patients do you have diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis?
2. How many Rheumatoid Arthritis patients have had an IFR [Individual Funding Request] put in for them to have an advanced treatment (i.e. biologic or JAK inhibitor) in the past 12 months?
3. How many patients do you have diagnosed with moderate Rheumatoid Arthritis? [moderate is defined within the guidelines as patients with a DAS score of between 3.2 and 5.1]
4. How many moderate Rheumatoid Arthritis patients have had an IFR [Individual Funding Request] put in for them to have an advanced treatment (i.e. biologic or JAK inhibitor) in the past 12 months?
5. How many moderate Rheumatoid Arthritis patients have been granted an IFR request for an advanced treatment (i.e. biologic or JAK inhibitor) in the past 12 months?
6. If possible, please state the number of patients and the name of an advanced treatment (i.e. biologic or JAK inhibitor) provided
Response
1.This data is not readily available and would require a manual trawl of patient records which would constitute a disproportionate effort to retrieve and would exceed 18 hours. This information is therefore exempt on the grounds of cost (Section 12(1)).
2. Information not held
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5. Information not held
6. Information not held
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