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Promoting patient-centred care in psoriatic arthritis: a multidisciplinary European perspective on improving the patient experience

Betteridge, N., Boehncke, W-H., Bundy, Christine, Gossec, L., Gratacos, J. and Augustin, M. 2016. Promoting patient-centred care in psoriatic arthritis: a multidisciplinary European perspective on improving the patient experience. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology 30 (4) , pp. 576-585. 10.1111/jdv.13306

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Patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) may not be optimally treated. The impact of the disease extends beyond skin and joint symptoms, impairing quality of life. This indicates that the adoption of a patient-focused approach to PsA management is necessary. An expert multidisciplinary working group was convened, with the objective of developing an informed perspective on current best practice and needs for the future management of PsA. Topics of discussion included the barriers to current best practice and calls to action for the improvement of three areas in PsA management: early and accurate diagnosis of PsA, management of disease progression and management of the impact of the condition on the patient. The working group agreed that, to make best use of the available of diagnostic tools, clinical care recommendations and effective treatments, there is a clear need for healthcare professionals from different disciplines to collaborate in the management of PsA. By facilitating appropriate and rapid referral, providing high quality information about PsA and its treatment to patients, and actively involving patients when choosing management plans and setting treatment goals, management of PsA can be improved. The perspective of the working group is presented here, with recommendations for the adoption of a multidisciplinary, patient-focused approach to the management of PsA.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
ISSN: 0926-9959
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 13 February 2018
Date of Acceptance: 15 June 2015
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2018 14:55

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