Phototherapy More Cost Effective Than Biologics for Psoriasis

Prescribing phototherapy instead of biologics for psoriasis could save patients money, according to poster data presented at the recent 2014 American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting.

Andrew Shors, M.D., M.P.H., from Group Health Cooperative in Seattle, and colleagues estimated health care costs attributable to psoriasis among 2,986 adults aged 18 years and older who were continuously enrolled in the Group Health Cooperative health plan and received a diagnosis of psoriasis during 2012 using electronic health record data.