193068 - How to Treat quiz: Gout
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How to Treat quiz: GoutRelevance to General Practice
Gout is a well understood and eminently treatable condition. However, it is often under- or sub-optimally treated. The reasons for undertreatment relate to a number of non-evidence-based patient and physician factors, with the consequence of poor adherence to straightforward treatment regimens.
Understanding and addressing these reasons can improve patients’ quality of life by eliminating attacks and preventing the development of joint destruction and tophus formation.
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensionsCurriculum Contextual Units
- Adult health
- Musculoskeletal and sports medicine