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Session Information

FOC U074 - Cost-Effective Medicine

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket

Subject:

Date: Tuesday, March 05

CME Credits: 1.50

Location: Room A108/109

Time: 7:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Director: Kevin Kia, MD, FAAD

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Compare the cost to benefit ratio of commonly prescribed therapeutics
  • Assess the necessity for laboratory and radiologic tests for various skin diseases
  • Treat the under or non-insured patients more effectively

Description:
The cost of medicine is escalating dramatically. Laboratory tests, imaging, and prescription drugs represent a significant portion of healthcare expenditures. This session will examine the cost to benefit ratio for both the evaluation and management of several commonly encountered conditions. This session is applicable to all dermatologists who practice medical dermatology. Specific attention will be made on understanding how best to evaluate and treat patients that are under- or uninsured.