Global Psoriasis Atlas (GPA)
The Global Psoriasis Atlas (GPA) is the leading epidemiological web-based resource on psoriasis globally; thus informing research, policy and heath care provision for the disease worldwide. It seeks to drive continuous improvement in the understanding of psoriasis and to uncover how it affects both the individual and society at large.
The GPA is a joint project of the ILDS, International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA) and International Psoriasis Council (IPC).
The aim is to document and use global and regional health care data for psoriasis in order to identify the global burden of psoriasis. The GPA will leverage existing data from publications and registries; where gaps are identified additional studies will be commissioned. The GPA is a long term project that seeks to drive continuous improvement in the understanding of psoriasis and to uncover how it affects both the individual and society at large. Whilst the first edition of the GPA will focus on the incidence and prevalence of psoriasis, future additions will be expanded to include access to treatment, comorbidities and cost to society.