Sunburn is a preventable risk factor for skin cancer, which is increasing in incidence in the US.1 Prior investigations of sunburn have been primarily survey based,2 and those in health care settings have focused on emergency department visits.3,4 We aimed to investigate sunburn in claims data, which to our knowledge has not previously been done, and characterize the clinical settings and demographic characteristics of patients who receive sunburn diagnoses.
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Nowakowska MK, Li Y, Garner DC, et al. Clinical Settings and Demographic Characteristics of Patients With Sunburn. JAMA Dermatol. 2021;157(9):1122–1125. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2021.2923
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