Improving Adherence to Topical Therapies Through Improved Clinician-Patient Communication and Shared Decision Making
Kircik LH, Stein Gold LF, and Pariser DM. Improving Adherence to Topical Therapies Through Improved Clinician-Patient Communication and Shared Decision Making. Cutis 2019; 103(4s):S13-S15.
Nonadherence to topical therapies for psoriasis is common. Reasons include miscommunication or inadequate communication between patients and clinicians, a mismatch between physician and patient treatment priorities, the complexity of treatment regimens, and a lack of information conveyed to the patient about realistic expectations from therapy. Interventions to facilitate communication and education are available to support clinicians and patients.