Improving Value of Care for Patients with Severe Stasis Dermatitis
We will explore the unmet needs of patients admitted to the hospital for severely inflamed skin of the lower legs, often described as "bilateral cellulitis". These patients usually have intractable lower extremity edema, stasis dermatitis and sometimes allergic contact dermatitis rather than an infectious process; readmission is common. We will create patient and provider education materials to align dermatological, home health, and other resources and measure reduction in hospital admission rate and length of state.
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