An ecological study of skin biopsies and skin cancer treatment procedures in the United States Medicare population, 2000 to 2015.

BACKGROUND Analyses of skin cancer procedures adjusted for population changes are needed. OBJECTIVE To describe trends in skin cancer-related biopsies and procedures in Medicare beneficiaries. METHODS An ecological study of Medicare claims for skin biopsies and skin cancer procedures in 2000 to 2015. RESULTS Biopsies increased 142%, and skin cancer… CONTINUE READING