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Psoriasis patients with mental illness report lower satisfaction with physicians

Key clinical point: A retrospectively study showed an association between mental health comorbidities and reported level of physician satisfaction in patients with psoriasis.

Major finding: Patients with moderate psychological distress symptoms were 2.8 times more likely to report lower satisfaction with their physician than patients with no or mild symptoms (adjusted odds ratio, 2.8; P = .001).

Study details: Researchers retrospectively analyzed longitudinal data from over 8.8 million adults with psoriasis that participated in the 2004-2017 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

Disclosures: The study was funded by the National Psoriasis Foundation. Dr. Armstrong reported financial affiliations with several pharmaceutical companies.

Citation:

Read C, Armstrong AW. JAMA Dermatol. 2020 May 6. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2020.1054.