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Treating to target is becoming the standard of care in many medical specialities, including rheumatology. The Tight Control of Psoriatic Arthritis (TICOPA) trial has recently provided evidence of the benefit of treating to target in psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and the revised European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) recommendations on the management of PsA suggest this approach. However, the question of the optimal measure to use and the practicalities of incorporating this into routine clinical practice remain problematic.

Original publication




Journal article


Ann rheum dis

Publication Date





640 - 643


Outcomes research, Psoriatic Arthritis, Treatment, Antirheumatic Agents, Arthritis, Psoriatic, Humans, Outcome Assessment (Health Care), Patient Care Planning, Practice Guidelines as Topic