Posts tagged Melanoma
Why Expertise Is Important

Most board certified dermatologists have suspected for a long time that PAs perform more biopsies and miss more skin cancers, including the deadliest form of skin cancer, but a new study in JAMA Dermatology confirmed this suspicion. The study showed that “compared with dermatologists, PAs performed more skin biopsies per case of skin cancer diagnosed and diagnosed fewer melanomas in situ, suggesting that the diagnostic accuracy of PAs may be lower than that of dermatologists.”

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