Diagnosing skin cancer in primary care: how do main-stream general practitioners compare with primary care skin cancer clinic doctors?

Clare Heal and Beverly Raasch
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (2): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2008.tb01544.x
Published online: 21 January 2008

To the Editor: In a recent article, Youl and colleagues provided information about the ability of doctors to accurately diagnose skin lesions that they excise or biopsy.1 We wish to offer some comments about their comparison between general practitioners and skin cancer clinic doctors.

  • Clare Heal1
  • Beverly Raasch2

  • 1 General Practice and Rural Medicine, James Cook University, Mackay, QLD.
  • 2 Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.


Competing interests:

Clare Heal manages skin cancer in both a mainstream general practice and a skin cancer clinic setting.


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