Counting the Cost of Childhood Eczema

Study highlights how care costs extend beyond healthcare utilisation A study recently published in the British Journal of Dermatology (Olsson, Bajpai, Wee et al, 2020) highlights the ‘substantial costs’ that eczema can impose, with a significant proportion due to informal caregiving* and out-of-pocket expenses**, illustrating that the cost of caring for a child with eczema […]

Psychosocial burden and out-of-pocket costs in patients with atopic dermatitis in Ireland

Findings from the Irish Skin Foundation’s eczema survey, recently published in Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, highlight the burden experienced by Irish families. What is eczema? Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is one of the most common inflammatory skin diseases in Ireland and the developed world. The condition most frequently develops during childhood and is characterised by […]