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Dermatology life quality index (DLQI) as a psoriasis referral triage tool

Atwan, Ausama, Piguet, Vincent, Finlay, Andrew Y. ORCID:, Francis, Nicholas A. ORCID: and Ingram, John R. ORCID: 2017. Dermatology life quality index (DLQI) as a psoriasis referral triage tool. British Journal of Dermatology 177 (4) , e136-e137. 10.1111/bjd.15446

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Most primary care psoriasis referrals in the UK are triaged as ‘routine’, in part because of the prioritisation of skin cancer. As a result, patients with severe psoriasis may wait several months to be seen, enduring quality of life (QoL) impairment that could have been reduced. Furthermore some patients may spontaneously improve by the time they are seen by a specialist, making the appointment unnecessary at that time. Therefore, following approval from the local ethics committee, we conducted a prospective study to evaluate the usefulness of Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) scores in triaging patients with psoriasis referred to our dermatology secondary health care services.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 0007-0963
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 19 June 2017
Date of Acceptance: 2 March 2017
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2023 16:28

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