A research gap for rare diseases

There is an “overwhelming need” among HCPs for greater awareness, training and education on the diagnosis and available treatment options for rare diseases, researchers suggest.

Publisher Frontline Medical Communications, with patient advocacy group Global Genes, conducted the research among HCPs from 15 therapeutic specialties, as well as nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

They found a gap in the amount of resources focused on rare diseases and management strategies of these disorders.  Nearly 90% of 1,600 respondents agreed there is a need for more professional content on rare diseases, they said.

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