Treatment Escalation vs Immediate Initiation of Highly Effective Treatment for Patients With Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis: Data From 2 Different National Strategies.
Tim Spelman, Melinda Magyari, Fredrik Piehl, Anders Svenningsson, Peter Vestergaard Rasmussen, Matthias Kant, Finn Sellebjerg, Hanna Joensen, Jan Hillert, Jan Lycke
JAMA Neurol | Published : 2021
Importance: Treatment strategies for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) vary markedly between Denmark and Sweden. The difference in the association of these national strategies with clinical outcomes is unknown. Objective: To investigate the association of national differences in disease-modifying treatment (DMT) strategies for RRMS with disability outcomes. Design, Setting, and Participants: This cohort study used data on 4861 patients from the Danish and Swedish national multiple sclerosis (MS) registries from the date of index DMT initiation (between January 1, 2013, and December 31, 2016) until the last recorded visit at time of data extraction (October 2, 2019). Exposures: Al..View full abstract