Practical Ways to Improve Patients' Treatment Outcomes

PhD, Steven R. Feldman MD

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Synopsis: Poor adherence is ubiquitous in dermatology. Doctors prescribe medications, but patients don t always use them. While it is easy to blame non-adherent patients for treatment failures, there is much doctors can do to get our patients to use their medications better. We may even be able to do far better by encouraging patients to use the treatments we have to day than we could by developing new medications. In this book, established adherence researcher Steven R. Feldman examines the problem of adherence and provides practical tools for improving patients adherence behavior.

Practical Ways to Improve Patients Treatment Outcomes is an excellent resource book for physicians and allied health professionals whose patients have less than ideal treatment adherence. Feldman offers concrete ways to get patients to use their medications, see that they are effective and improve the outcomes of treatment.

About the Author: Steven R. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Dermatology, Pathology and Public Health Sciences at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He directs the Center for Dermatology Research, a health services research center funded by a grant from Galderma Laboratories, L.P. He received a Presidential Citation from the American Academy of Dermatology in 2005 for his psoriasis education efforts and received one of the AAD's highest awards, the Clarence S. Livingood Lecturership, at the 2006 AAD Meeting.

Dr. Feldman's research team has focused on demonstrating the quality of medical dermatology services provided by dermatologists; defining the role of dermatologists in performing dermatopathology; assessing cost effectiveness of dermatologic treatments; and, most importantly, understanding the effectiveness, safety and cost-effectiveness of outpatient dermatologic surgery. Dr. Feldman founded the Medical Quality Enhancement Corporation and its DrScore.com website. The site is designed to help patients give doctors feedback so that doctors can enhance the quality of care they offer.

His research studies into patients' adherence to their topical treatments helped transform how dermatologists understand and manipulate patients' use of topical medications over the course of chronic disease. Dr. Feldman was awarded an Astellas Award by the American Academy of Dermatology in 2008 for scientific research that has improved public health in the field of dermatology.

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