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The dermatologists' role in managing psoriatic arthritis: results of a Swiss Delphi exercise intended to improve collaboration with rheumatologists


Boehncke, Wolf-Henning; Anliker, Mark David; Conrad, Curdin; Dudler, Jean; Hasler, Fritz; Hasler, Paul; Häusermann, Peter; Kyburz, Diego; Laffitte, Emmanuel; Michel, Beat A; Möller, Burkhard; Navarini, Alexander A; Villiger, Peter M; Yawalkar, Nikhil; Gabay, Cem (2015). The dermatologists' role in managing psoriatic arthritis: results of a Swiss Delphi exercise intended to improve collaboration with rheumatologists. Dermatology, 230(1):75-81.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) substantially impacts the management of psoriatic disease. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to generate an interdisciplinary national consensus on recommendations of how PsA should be managed. METHODS Based on a systematic literature search, an interdisciplinary expert group identified important domains and went through 3 rounds of a Delphi exercise, followed by a nominal group discussion to generate specific recommendations. RESULTS A strong consensus was reached on numerous central messages regarding the impact of PsA, screening procedures, organization of the interaction between dermatologists and rheumatologists, and treatment goals. CONCLUSION These recommendations can serve as a template for similar initiatives in other countries. At the same time, they highlight the need to take into account the impact of the respective national health care system.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) substantially impacts the management of psoriatic disease. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to generate an interdisciplinary national consensus on recommendations of how PsA should be managed. METHODS Based on a systematic literature search, an interdisciplinary expert group identified important domains and went through 3 rounds of a Delphi exercise, followed by a nominal group discussion to generate specific recommendations. RESULTS A strong consensus was reached on numerous central messages regarding the impact of PsA, screening procedures, organization of the interaction between dermatologists and rheumatologists, and treatment goals. CONCLUSION These recommendations can serve as a template for similar initiatives in other countries. At the same time, they highlight the need to take into account the impact of the respective national health care system.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Rheumatology Clinic and Institute of Physical Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Dermatology Clinic
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2015
Deposited On:06 Aug 2015 13:19
Last Modified:26 May 2016 12:24
Publisher:Karger
ISSN:1018-8665
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1159/000367688
PubMed ID:25573238

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