This is a report of the survey results from the International Dermatology Outcome Measures (IDEOM) actinic keratosis (AK) workgroup. The purpose of the survey was to compile a list of gaps within AK care and management that require refinement. The results were discussed at the IDEOM annual meeting held virtually on October 23–24, 2020. This built a framework with which the AK workgroup, which consisted of physicians, patients, and pharmaceutical scientists, discussed at length in their breakout session at the meeting. The electronic survey was distributed to patients, pharmaceutical scientists, and leading physician experts in the field via email on September 22, 2020, with a deadline of October 2, 2020. The survey consisted of three open-ended prompts concerning key gaps and/or unmet needs in (1) the care of AKs, (2) outcome measurement of AKs in clinical trials and, (3) the measurement of AKs in clinical practice. The results were qualitative, with a response rate of 47%. Responses included reform of outcome measures for clinical trials, a methodology for evaluating the efficacy of preventative measures, and a comparison of treatments to establish a treatment protocol, among other efforts. This paper will also provide a brief overview of the current state of the AK outcome measures, emphasizing the heterogeneity of the measures and detailing the AK workgroup's future efforts to create a reliable and applicable core outcome measure set. J Drugs Dermatol. 2022;21(2):128-134. doi:10.36849/JDD.6360.
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