Patient adherence to a given treatment plan directly correlates to the quality of disease outcome. In looking at the how and why behind patient adherence and non-adherence to a treatment regimen, understanding realistic expectations of a patient can provide a beneficial guide towards providing optimal healthcare.
Treatment Adherence in Dermatology offers insight and strategies for understanding and promoting treatment adherence with a focus on dermatological conditions, specifically psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and acne. Reasons for non-adherence are investigated particularly in populations such as children and patients with multiple co-morbidities. The proposed text provides patient and physician-centered strategies alongside technological advancements to promote adherence. Written for the practicing dermatologist, this title will find audience with primary care physicians, students, residents, and other practicing doctors alike.
-Part of the Updates in Clinical Dermatology series
-Addresses reasons, specific to the field of dermatology, that patients may not adhere to their treatment plans
-Offering patient and physician-centered strategies alongside technological advancements to promote adherence
-Focuses in on populations with the most common occurrence of adherence issues: children and patients with multiple co-morbidities