rheumatology
Gout

Cultural minority patients with gout describe frustration over poor management

People of Maori and Pacific Island background have expressed frustration and regret after poor gout literacy and management allowed their preventable and curable “nuisance illness” to become a chronic and crippling disease. A qualitative study of 10 Pasifika men who attended Westmead and Blacktown Hospitals for severe tophaceous gout revealed patients received little information about ...

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