Conflict of interest: none declared.
Clinical Dermatology ● Concise Report
A survey of photodynamic therapy services in dermatology departments across Scotland
Article first published online: 30 APR 2013
© 2013 British Association of Dermatologists
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
Volume 38, Issue 5, pages 511–516, July 2013
How to Cite
Ibbotson, S. H., Dawe, R. S. and Morton, C. A. (2013), A survey of photodynamic therapy services in dermatology departments across Scotland. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 38: 511–516. doi: 10.1111/ced.12051
- Issue published online: 18 JUN 2013
- Article first published online: 30 APR 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 28 AUG 2012
There is good evidence to support the use of topical PDT for superficial nonmelanoma skin cancer and dysplasia; however, there is little information available on the structure, process and outcomes of PDT in clinical practice. We undertook a national survey to determine how PDT was being undertaken in dermatology centres in Scotland. We highlight important information on the practicalities of PDT service delivery and the types of patients and diagnoses treated, and provide preliminary information on the outcomes achieved. These data will be invaluable as a starting point to agree on minimum standards for PDT and criteria to audit against these standards.