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Research Letter
March 15, 2017

Analysis of Trends in Geographic Distribution of US Dermatology Workforce Density

Author Affiliations
  • 1National Society for Cutaneous Medicine, New York, New York
  • 2Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, NYU School of Medicine, New York, New York
JAMA Dermatol. Published online March 15, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.6032

The demand for dermatologic care is rising. Dermatologist density in the Unites States has increased over the past decade and is currently estimated at 3.4 per 100 000 individuals.1 However, it is still below the suggested 4 per 100 000 population needed to adequately care for a community.1 Increased dermatologist density has been associated with lower melanoma mortality rates and improved diagnosis of skin disease.2 Therefore, dermatologist density is of critical importance and may lead to lower skin disease economic burden.

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