When seeing a patient in clinic and/or preparing the application form for the biologic medication:
Introduce ARAD Participant Brochure and ask if the patient is interested in joining ARAD.
Advise the patient that ARAD will contact them to discuss the registry in further detail.
Complete the Rheumatologist box on the 'Permission to Contact' form and ask the patient to complete and sign the relevant section.
Rheumatologists are urged to fax the 'Permission to Contact' form to ARAD Data Management Centre as soon as possible toll free on:
1800 022 730
So that pre-biologic baseline health status and quality of life can be measured
to evaluate change in as many patients as possible. This will be very useful data
in the event of any future government reviews of biologics in Australia.
Please continue enrolling CONTROL patients (i.e. patients with inflammatory arthritis
who have not received biological therapy). To enrol a CONTROL patient, simply complete
the "Rheumatologists: Permission to Contact" form in the same manner
as non-control patients.
If a patient participating in ARAD develops an adverse event you may notify us by
completing the form here and faxing it to us (toll
free 1800 022 730).
We are interested in any adverse events in all ARAD patients,
(not just those that are possibly related to bDMARDs. We will then send a copy of
the form to the Australian Drug Reaction Advisory Committee (ADRAC) unless you advise
us not to. This means that you do not need to complete a blue ADRAC form for these
The adverse event information that you provide will be stored securely
by the ARAD Data Management Centre and will be completely confidential.