Excising squamous cell carcinomas: comparing the performance of GPs, hospital skin specialists and other hospital specialists.


BACKGROUND GPs have no defined role in the excision of squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs). Current guidelines recommend that all skin lesions suspicious of SCC should be referred urgently to secondary care. Evidence regarding current management of SCC in primary care is limited. Existing audit data suggest that up to 10% of SCCs may be excised in primary care… (More)

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