OBJECTIVE: To determine how best to incorporate the patient perspective into rheumatoid arthritis remission criteria.
METHODS: At OMERACT 2020, several studies, including a longitudinal multi-centre study testing the validity of adding patient-valued domains to the ACR/EULAR criteria, were presented and discussed by the virtual Special Interest Group.
RESULTS: Overall consensus was that there is insufficient evidence to change the remission criteria at this point. Future work should focus on measurement of the new domain of independence, clarifying the value of the patient global assessment, and optimizing the input of domains that patients value in the criteria.
CONCLUSION: Incorporating the patient perspective into remission criteria should be further explored.