Early Arthritis Recognition Clinic (EARC)

The early diagnosis of RA (rheumatoid arthritis) is paramount for the success of the treatment. Diagnostic delay within the area of Zurich is currently approx. 20 weeks. One of the main factors contributing to this delay is that patients often wait too long before consulting their GP. With a short online test (links through Google-Search, Facebook and Twitter) we aim to identify patients with early arthritis and offer a short pre-examination of the joints. This consultation is free of charge and takes place every Thursday evening 6-7 pm. A thorough examination is performed in patients with synovitis within a week.