Q1. What are the contributions in "Patient-perceived health service needs in inflammatory arthritis: a systematic scoping review" ?
Descriptive data regarding study design and methodology were extracted and risk of bias assessed. The reporting of CAM use to doctors was variable, with several factors contributing to under-reporting. This review identified patients ’ perceived needs for better communication with their health providers, the heterogeneity of influences determining when care is sought and preferences regarding non-pharmacologic therapies.
Q2. What future works have the authors mentioned in the paper "Patient-perceived health service needs in inflammatory arthritis: a systematic scoping review" ?
Future research examining the role and efficacy of CAM are also warranted, particularly given their high level of use and patient interest, as well as their potential to interact with medical therapies. Further work will be needed to directly determine whether there are specific patient priorities for the management of inflammatory arthritis and the adequacy of their health systems to meet these needs. Such potential variability may result in not identifying some evidence where the definition of ‘ need ’ differed substantially to the one applied in this review. The extent of CAM use in the literature suggests that patient relevant outcomes are not being met by current management strategies.