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Table 1 Profile of patient information leaflets on osteoarthritis (OA)

From: Constructing osteoarthritis through discourse – a qualitative analysis of six patient information leaflets on osteoarthritis

Source Arthritis Research Campaign arc Arthritis Care AC British Medical Association BMA BUPA NHS Direct Patient UK
Organisation Charity Promotes medical research and education Voluntary organisation working with/for people with arthritis Doctors' professional body who produce booklets on a range of medical topics Private health care provider Part of NHS Partnership between 2 doctors and EMIS a company which supports general practice electronic systems
Publication title Osteoarthritis Living with osteoarthritis Understanding Arthritis and Rheumatism Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis
Date of publication 2004 2005 2005 No date but fact sheets are updated every two years 2003 2005
Accessed Internet but also available from arc Internet but also available from AC Purchased from pharmacy Internet but also available from BUPA Internet Internet
Number of pages 26 34 OA – 5
Generic
Treatment – 15
Living with – 18
4 10 6