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Research Letter
April 2016

Association of Dermatology Consultation With Accuracy of Cutaneous Disorder Diagnoses in Hospitalized PatientsA Multicenter Analysis

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
  • 2Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
  • 3Department of Dermatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham
  • 4Department of Dermatology, University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco
JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(4):477-480. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.5098

Limited information exists on the activity and impact of hospitalist dermatology consultative services or the nature of dermatologic issues affecting inpatients across US academic medical centers.14 We performed a retrospective, multi-institution, cross-sectional cohort study assessing consultations called to 4 full-time dermatology consult teams across the country over the course of 12 months to evaluate the impact of consultative dermatologists on the diagnosis and treatment of hospitalized patients.

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