Chronicity plan, guidelines, resources, what psoriasis sufferers ask

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“Today in Italy there are about 22 million people with chronic diseases. In the pandemic, psoriasis patients, like other chronic ones, have also faced a reduction in health services. Pharmaceutical spending has also contracted and dermatological drugs are among the categories that have shrunk the most “in times of Covid emergency.”What can be done immediately for psoriasis sufferers? If it is true that the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (Pnrr) puts in place resources and also invests in the territory, it is also true that it will produce effects in some time. But we have a National chronicity plan, which in fact only started in a few regions, and could provide serious and real answers. But people with psoriasis experience an inequality, because in the part in which we enter into the merits of specific pathologies this disease is not reported“. To draw the picture is Tonino Aceti, president of Salutequità.

This Plan could be implemented and updated – explains today on the occasion of the press meeting organized by Ucb Pharma, ‘Let’s shed light on psoriasis’ – to give people an answer now. Taking charge of diseases such as psoriasis needs processes and organizational models, which the plan identifies and which could also be updated on the basis of what Covid-19 has taught us. For example, we could intervene by expanding telemedicine initiatives “, another element highlighted by the pandemic.”The Regions will also have to present projects on dermatology. And then we need to work on Pdta, the diagnostic therapeutic assistance paths. Attention is also needed to pathways for people with psoriasis. It is necessary to create the path and then ensure that it enters those monitored by the Ministry of Health “, continues Aceti.

And then there is chapter linee guide, “not those of scientific societies but those within the national guidelines system – says Aceti – For psoriasis they stopped in 2010 and were then updated in 2013 by the Higher Institute of Health. The updates that scientific societies are working on should be transferred here. There is also some result that we are seeing: for example something is moving on the Chronicity Plan front, because in the opinion of the Senate Hygiene and Health Commission on the budget bill, the need to strengthen and update this plan is mentioned among the recommendations. And this is important “.

The sick ask “access to innovative therapies, certain treatment paths, which still do not exist today, and are characterized by profound variability from region to region“, the experts explain in a loud voice.” We have more interlocutors to whom we turn – he explains Valeria Corazza, president of the Apiafco Italian Psoriasis Association – We ask the Regions to sit at the table in the control room aware of the contribution that the associations can give on the knowledge of the real needs, still unsatisfied, of the sick. The patient must participate in the choices that concern him. And it must be stimulated and informed. Today there are 400 sites that talk about psoriasis, but correct information is needed. We have to work harder “.

“We ask again – concludes Corazza – equal access to innovative therapies, capable of reaching higher levels of rapidity of action, maintenance of results and efficacy. We want to aim for a complete cleansing of the skin – he lists – We ask for adequate resources, availability throughout the national territory of specialized centers, and for the assistance of the future, guarantee of a sufficient number of specialists in community homes, territorial clinics , hospitals “.

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