Assessment: Beyond medicines for gout

15 minutes to Delve
28 September 2021

This assessment is suitable for healthcare professionals who have read the article Beyond medicines for gout.

GPs may claim 1 CME credit, and nurses may claim 60 minutes' professional development, for reading the article and completing the assessment. Pharmacists may prefer to complete the CLASS reflection and assessment instead.

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Learning objectives

After reading this article it is expected you will be able to:

  • describe the prevalence of gout in New Zealand and the dispensing trends of gout medicines
  • describe gout pathophysiology, including the risk factors and triggers
  • identify gout management approaches likely to provide benefit, especially to Māori and Pacific peoples
  • describe the use of allopurinol as urate-lowering therapy
  • identify advantages and disadvantages of treatments for acute gout flares.