New Survey Confirms Need Identified by the LRI for Professional Training on Lupus

A new survey conducted by BioTrends Research Group finds that approximately one-third of lupus patients think many of the doctors/healthcare providers they consulted were not well-educated on how to diagnose and treat lupus and think it took too long to diagnose their condition. Two-thirds of lupus patients reported their doctor did not automatically connect their symptoms with lupus, and half were initially diagnosed with a different condition.

From the recent PatientTrends®: Lupus of approximately 250 online patient surveys, these findings provide further affirmation of the need for the new federal program conceived by the Lupus Research Institute (LRI) in collaboration with the federal government. The Lupus Initiative is designed to provide healthcare professionals, particularly those in underserved communities, with the appropriate education and training to diagnose and treat lupus promptly.