This is a multicenter observational study in patients with rheumatoid arthritis in routine clinical practice in Italy. In the retrospective Part 1 of the study, clinical and demographic factors associated with the use of a biologic drug in monotherapy as compared to therapy in combination with DMARDs will be evaluated. In the retrospective/prospective Part 2 of the study, efficacy and safety of the use of RoActemra/Actemra (tocilizumab) in monotherapy will be evaluated. Patients will be followed for up to18 months.

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