Effect of adding a diagnostic aid to best practice to manage suspicious pigmented lesions in primary care: randomised controlled trial

@inproceedings{Walter2012EffectOA,
  title={Effect of adding a diagnostic aid to best practice to manage suspicious pigmented lesions in primary care: randomised controlled trial },
  author={Fiona M. Walter and Helen C Morris and Elka Humphrys and Per N. Hall and A Toby Prevost and Nigel Peter Burrows and Lucy E Bradshaw and Edward C F Wilson and Paul G Norris and Joe Walls and Margaret 1 Johnson and Ann Louise Kinmonth and Jon D Emery},
  booktitle={BMJ},
  year={2012}
}
OBJECTIVES To assess whether adding a novel computerised diagnostic tool, the MoleMate system (SIAscopy with primary care scoring algorithm), to current best practice results in more appropriate referrals of suspicious pigmented lesions to secondary care, and to assess its impact on clinicians and patients. DESIGN Randomised controlled trial. SETTING 15 general practices in eastern England. PARTICIPANTS 1297 adults with pigmented skin lesions not immediately diagnosed as benign… CONTINUE READING