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Health Topic:   Skin
Guidance:   Atopic eczema in children
Description:   The summary of the published clinical guideline on Atopic eczema in children. It links to the published guidance and key documents.

NICE implementation uptake reports

Implementation uptake report Assessment Published Date Coverage

External literature

External literature Assessment Coverage

Devereux C et al (2010) An audit of adherence to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines on the management of atopic eczema in children. British Journal of Dermatology 163 (Suppl. 1)

Description: A total of 13 consultant dermatologists in Northern Ireland were invited to complete three patient data collection tools. A total of 31 completed tools were received. Results found that the standard of information provision to patients and parents was variable. Information related to NICE guidance was only given in 23% of cases, advice on recognition of eczema herpeticum (48%) and directions on how much treatment to use (68%).

Doubts about or mixed impact in practice Local

Scharrer, K. et al (2013) Pro forma improves compliance with NICE guidance in the assessment and management of atopic eczema in children under 12 years British Journal of Dermatology. 2013 Conference (var.pagings) PAGES July-

Description: The aim of this study was to evaluate the introduction of a pro forma and establish whether this helped to achieve better compliance with guidance on the assessment and management of atopic eczema. Initial audit of 50 random case notes of children under 12 years of age with AE diagnosis at Lincoln County Hospital in 2009 showed poor performance against the guidance. Reaudit in 2012 showed significant improvements, such as: Assessment of quality of life improved from 19/50 (38%) to 46/50 (92%).

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