Optimising Eczema Control
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.1
The condition continues into adulthood in approximately 20% of people.2
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.
This clinical audit will allow you to:
- review your current management of patients with recurrent eczema and compare it with best practice guidelines
- identify common barriers to optimal eczema treatment within your practice
- Understand the impact of the disease on patients
- Up-skill on strategies to improve patient adherence to medication, with a special focus on ‘steroid phobia’.
On successful completion, GPs will be eligible for 40 Category 1 points from the RACGP. This audit qualifies as a Quality Improvement activity.
Please click here to start the audit.