Nondermatology doctors often underuse mainstays of therapy for atopic dermatitis
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Nondermatologists often underuse mainstays of atopic dermatitis (AD) treatment, such as topical corticosteroids (TCS) and emollients.
Why this matters
AD is common in both adults and children.
Authors used data from the 1993-2010 National Ambulatory Medical Care (NAMCS) and National Hospital Ambulatory Care (NHAMCS) surveys to assess visits made for AD and to analyze medication prescribed by dermatologists vs other nondermatologist physicians.
Funding: Galderma Laboratories, LP. 1 author has received grants/been a consultant for Galderma, Abbott Labs, and other companies.
An estimated 3.7 million people visited doctors (outpatient office and hospital departments) for AD between 1993 and 2010.
In outpatient settings, visits were managed primarily by pediatricians (74%) and dermatologists (14%)...