This practical guide, the first single-source volume on the subject, discusses the dynamics of outcome research, health economics, and quality of life (QOL) in dermatology-demonstrating how knowledge on the effect of skin diseases and their treatment on patients' lives and economic standing may be used towards enhancing total management.
Considers the major dermatological diseases, such as acne, psoriasis, allergic contact, and atopic dermatitis, carcinoma, pigment disorders, viral and fungal infections, and eczema!
Detailing state-of-the-art studies as well as future research directions in the field, Care Management of Skin Diseases covers
- the genetic, environmental, and epidemiological factors influencing prevention, management, and outcome expectations
- the ripple effect of dermatological diagnosis on the patient's self-image as well as social and professional life from the combined perspectives of dermatology, and psychiatry
- methods for developing instruments to measure QOL in skin diseases and the cost-effectiveness of therapeutic care
- treatment strategies and legal considerations for managed care programs and primary care providers, including the implementation and marketing of health plans and services
- issues affecting the differentiation and reformulation of dermatological products
- and more!