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Letter to the Editor
March 2003

Excision vs Mohs Surgery for Basal Cell Carcinoma

Author Affiliations

Division of Dermatologic Surgery
Mayo Clinic
200 First St SW
Rochester, MN 55905

 

Division of Dermatologic Surgery
 Mayo Clinic
 200 First St SW
 Rochester, MN 55905


Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2003;5(2):203. doi:10.1001/archfaci.5.2.203

I read with interest the article by Bentkover et al1 entitled "Excision of Head and Neck Basal Cell Carcinoma with a Rapid, Cross-Sectional, Frozen-Section Technique." The authors analyzed the cost-effectiveness of their management of cutaneous pathology specimens in their capitated system. I am concerned that the nature of the capitated arrangement in their health system has led the authors to make a number of unconventional assumptions, which lead to unsubstantiated conclusions.

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