Dermatology 2013

Notes: Lorente-Lavirgen, A I

Bernabeu-Wittel, J

Pulpillo-Ruiz, A

de la Torre-Garcia, J M

Conejo-Mir, J

eng

spa

Observational Study

Spain

2012/07/31 06:00

Actas Dermosifiliogr. 2013 Mar;104(2):148-55. doi: 10.1016/j.ad.2012.05.007. Epub 2012 Jul 27.

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22840242

Author Address: Unidad de Gestion Clinica de Dermatologia y Venereologia, Servicio de Dermatologia, Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocio, Sevilla, Espana. ariselae84@gmail.com

 

 

Reference Type:  Journal Article

Record Number: 4429Author: Luersen, K., Dabade, T. S., West, C. E., Davis, S. A. and Feldman, S. R.

Year: 2014

Title: Phototherapy trends in dermatology

Journal: J Dermatolog Treat

Volume: 25

Issue: 6

Pages: 487-8

Date: Dec

Short Title: Phototherapy trends in dermatology

Alternate Journal: The Journal of dermatological treatment

ISSN: 1471-1753 (Electronic)

0954-6634 (Linking)

DOI: 10.3109/09546634.2013.806767

Accession Number: 23688185

Keywords: Dermatology/economics/*statistics & numerical data

Health Care Surveys/*statistics & numerical data

Humans

Phototherapy/economics/*trends

Skin Diseases/economics/*epidemiology

United States/epidemiology

Abstract: BACKGROUND: Use of phototherapy in the United States declined during the 1990s, largely due to unfavorable economic incentives. The trends in phototherapy since then are not well characterized. METHODS: We analyzed the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) data on quantity of phototherapy visits and associated diagnoses and payment sources. Trends were assessed by linear regression. RESULTS: There were an estimated 230 000 outpatient phototherapy visits per year, with an increasing trend over time (p = 0.03). Dermatologists managed 87% of the visits. Leading diagnoses associated with phototherapy included psoriasis (25%), dermatitis NOS (6%), vitiligo (6%), other dyschromia (6%), and actinic keratosis (5%). CONCLUSIONS: Use of phototherapy for psoriasis has remained relatively low up to 2010. However, phototherapy may be becoming more frequent for conditions other than psoriasis.

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