Table 4.

Discontinuation of etanercept treatment.

Total no. patients who discontinued treatment (%)1250 (17.6)
Period until discontinuing ETN, days73.4 (± 48.5)
Reason for discontinuation, n (%)
  Adverse events613 (8.6)
  No effectiveness189 (2.7)
  Patient stopped visiting hospital/moved to another hospital169 (2.4)
  Other142 (2.0)
  Refused treatment for economic reasons116 (1.6)
  Achieved goal of treatment21 (0.3)
  • ETN: etanercept.