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Improving Patient Compliance and Outcomes
Thursday, August 01
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Steven R. Feldman, MD, PhD, FAAD - Handout
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:
- Describe typical patterns of how patients use their medications.
- List interventions to improve patients’ adherence behavior.
Poor adherence to treatment is nearly ubiquitous. Poor treatment outcomes and many other puzzling dermatologic phenomena are mediated by poor use of medication. This session describes how well people use their medication, relying on evidence obtained using objective electronic monitors. Practical ways to improve patients' use of medication will be discussed. These measures can help dramatically improve outcomes of treatment for patients with many chronic skin diseases including acne, atopic dermatitis, and psoriasis.