86149 - Clinical Audit: Optimising Eczema Control
- : Online
This clinical audit will allow you to: • Review management of patients with recurrent eczema and compare with best practice guidelines • Identify common barriers to optimal eczema treatment • Understand impact of disease • Up-skill on strategies to improve patient adherence to medication
Key focus areas: Dermatology, Topical corticosteroids, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis
Atopic dermatitis (eczema) is a chronic, inflammatory skin disorder. It is most common in infants where it occurs in around 1 in 5 children under 2 years of age and usually improves with age. The condition continues into adulthood in approximately 20% of people.
General Practitioners provide the majority of advice and treatment for eczema, with only a minority of patients referred to specialist care. Eczema can be effectively treated and managed within the primary care environment; however no cures are currently available.