Patients with OA, dementia have fewer ‘hospital-free years’ than those without dementia

Patients with osteoarthritis who developed dementia were more likely than their counterparts without dementia to be hospitalized for ambulatory care services, according to a speaker at the 2022 OARSI World Congress.
Ali Kiadaliri, PhD, of Lund University, in Sweden, noted that dementia is an important comorbidity of OA that has not yet been adequately explored.
“These coexisting conditions can complicate disease management and result in poor quality of care that can lead to unnecessary and avoidable health care use,” he said.
The key parameter of health care use assessed by the group

Patients with osteoarthritis who developed dementia were more likely than their counterparts without dementia to be hospitalized for ambulatory care services, according to a speaker at the 2022 OARSI World Congress.
Ali Kiadaliri, PhD, of Lund University, in Sweden, noted that dementia is an important comorbidity of OA that has not yet been adequately explored.
“These coexisting conditions can complicate disease management and result in poor quality of care that can lead to unnecessary and avoidable health care use,” he said.
The key parameter of health care use assessed by the group