November 8, 2014
Title: Dermatology, an interdisciplinary approach between community and hospital care
Journal: JRSM Short Rep
Short Title: Dermatology, an interdisciplinary approach between community and hospital care
Alternate Journal: JRSM short reports
ISSN: 2042-5333 (Electronic)
Accession Number: 23885301
Abstract: Skin lesions are extremely common, with 54% of the UK population being affected by skin disease annually. As such, dermatological conditions can be brought to light following admission to hospital for different underlying conditions, with 57% of the dermatological diagnoses made on the hospital wards, unrelated to previous patient history or reasons for admission. The role of the dermatologist is therefore comprehensive and inherently important in the hospital. General practitioners play an integral role in managing skin conditions in the community, with up to 24% of consultations relating to skin disease, referring patients to dermatology mainly for the management of more complex conditions, and diagnosis of certain skin lesions. It is therefore essential to further analyse these roles and to better understand the extent of inpatient and outpatient activity to better plan the provision of dermatological services whether in the community, or in the hospital.
Notes: Mashayekhi, Soudeh
JRSM Short Rep. 2013 Jun 5;4(7):1-4. doi: 10.1177/2042533313486641. Print 2013 Jul.
Author Address: Department of Primary Care & Public Health, Imperial College London, Reynolds Building, St Dunstan’s Road, London W6 8RP, UK.
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 4503Author: Mattei, P. L., Corey, K. C. and Kimball, A. B.