News flash: Dermatologists are better than non-dermatologists in diagnosing skin lesions

“Dermatologists correctly diagnosed nearly twice as many neoplastic and cystic skin lesions as nondermatologist physicians, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Dermatologists were right 75% of the time when diagnosing neoplastic and cystic skin lesions, compared with nondermatologist physicians, who were right about 40% of the time.”

I guess that dermatology residency was good for something.

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