• Published in International journal of dermatology – 2020

  • Collaborator: Dr Halioua of the scientific committee

  • Authors: Bruno Halioua, Jean Zetlaoui, Emilie Pain, Damien Testa,  Lise Radoszycki

Therapeutic inertia (TI), the failure of health-care providers to initiate or intensify therapy when indicated, is caused by the attitude of health-care providers, unlike the concept of poor therapeutic compliance, which is generally attributed to the attitude of the patient who does not follow the proposed prescriptions.
Objective: The objective of this study was to investigate the perception of patients suffering from psoriasis when faced with a proposed change of treatment and TI of their physician and to identify the causal factors influencing perception, consequences, and levers to reduce TI.