Accuracy in skin lesion diagnosis and the exclusion of malignancy.

@article{Matteucci2011AccuracyIS,
  title={Accuracy in skin lesion diagnosis and the exclusion of malignancy.},
  author={Paolo Luciano Matteucci and Richard Pinder and Ashish Magdum and Philip Stanley},
  journal={Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS},
  year={2011},
  volume={64 11},
  pages={1460-5}
}
The accuracy of clinical diagnosis of skin lesions has important ramifications for treatment selection and importantly prioritisation for treatment. The objective of this study was to assess the accuracy of diagnosis of skin lesions within our department with an emphasis placed on whether there were any negative consequences of a missed malignant diagnosis. The study was conducted retrospectively. Accuracy of diagnosis was judged on 2 criteria. The first, if the clinical diagnosis matched the… CONTINUE READING

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