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Evidence to Improve Care


This quality standard addresses care for adults 18 years of age or older diagnosed with or suspected as having osteoarthritis of the knee, hip, or hand (i.e., thumb or fingers). It includes all settings and care providers.

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The two guides below are in draft form. Please check back here in a few months for the finalized guides and for a variety of other resources related to this standard.

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Quality Standards

Know what quality care looks like, based on evidence and expert consensus


The clinical guide cover

Patient Reference Guide

If you have osteoarthritis of the hip, knee, or hand: know what to ask for in your care


Patient reference guide cover

The work on this quality standard started in December 2016.

Public feedback phase: November 2017

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