Diagnostic ability of general practitioners and dermatologists in discriminating pigmented skin lesions.

@article{Brochez2001DiagnosticAO,
  title={Diagnostic ability of general practitioners and dermatologists in discriminating pigmented skin lesions.},
  author={Li{\`e}ve Brochez and Evelien Verhaeghe and L Bleyen and J M Naeyaert},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  year={2001},
  volume={44 6},
  pages={979-86}
}
BACKGROUND Early recognition of melanoma is the key in preventing metastatic disease. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate diagnostic ability of general practitioners (GPs) and dermatologists concerning pigmented skin lesions in general and melanoma in particular. We also investigated whether the diagnostic ability of GPs changed after a lecture on melanoma. METHODS A test set of 13 pigmented skin lesions on 35-mm color slides was presented to 160 GPs and 60 dermatologists during… CONTINUE READING

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