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The Practitioner 2009 – 253 (1724): 19-24

GPs have key role in shared care of patients with SLE

15 Dec 2009Pais-up subscribers

Twenty to thirty years ago, the mortality rate for SLE was as high as 50% at five years. The current 20-year survival rate is 80%. GPs play a key role in early referral to specialist centres and subsequent shared care pathways for the management of these patients. [With external links to the evidence base]

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