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About ARAD


Australian Rheumatology Association Database


ARAD is a national Australian database which collects important health information from individuals with the following inflammatory arthritis conditions:

Rheumatoid arthritis
Ankylosing spondylitis
Juvenile arthritis
Psoriatic arthritis



Enrolled participants in ARAD will complete self administered surveys at 6-12 monthly intervals. Participants are asked to describe their health status, arthritis treatments and quality of life.  ​

Financial Report

Data analysis


Information collected from surveys in addition to linkages with other health organisations including the National Death Index, cancer registries, Medicare, and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme is analysed regularly.

By collecting long-term information about people’s arthritis management, and their health and quality of life, ARAD aims to provide reliable and valid outcome data to Australian clinicians, consumers, policy makers, drug development companies and approval agencies.  The project focuses on the impact of living with arthritis, and on the long term safety and efficacy of established and new generation ‘biological’ drugs.

ARAD is endorsed by the Australian Rheumatology Association and is being conducted on behalf of its members.

Funding Acknowledgements

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