Dermatologic services will of necessity be a fundamental part of any quality, cost-conscious health care system because (1) we treat medically necessary and economically significant diseases, (2) our area of expertise includes a distinct body of medical knowledge over which no other health professional has comparable expertise, and (3) our services are provided in a cost-effective manner.
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