MedCity News reported that members of the patient registry Arthritis Power, organized by patient-centered research organization CreakyJoints, demonstrated the value of using patient voting panels to shape clinical practice guidelines in a pilot study published in Arthritis Care & Research.

Clinical practice guidelines published by American College of Rheumatology define the standards of rheumatology practice for at least three years, according to a press statement. Patients are included in guideline development work but they tend to only make up a couple of token members in voting panels led by clinicians.

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