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Research Letter
August 11, 2021

Clinical Settings and Demographic Characteristics of Patients With Sunburn

Author Affiliations
  • 1School of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
  • 2Department of Health Services Research, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
  • 3School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
  • 4Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
  • 5McGovern Medical School, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • 6Department of Dermatology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
JAMA Dermatol. 2021;157(9):1122-1125. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2021.2923

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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