Critical appraisal:Barnhill RL, Flotte TJ, Fleischli M, Perez-Atayde A 1995 2

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Article being appraised

Barnhill RL, Flotte TJ, Fleischli M, Perez-Atayde A. Cutaneous melanoma and atypical Spitz tumors in childhood. Cancer 1995 Nov 15;76(10):1833-45 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8625056.


Applicable clinical question

Key Facts

Study Design

cohort study

Number of Patients:

Not applicable


Includes an economic evaluation

no

Evidence ratings

Level of evidence

III-2

Risk of bias
Low risk of bias Comments: Please replace this text and include any additional comments in regards to your risk of bias rating

Risk of bias assessment: cohort study

Subject selection
"New technology" group
Representative of eligible patients.
Comparison group
Representative of eligible patients
Comparability of groups on demographic characteristics and clinical features
Comparable
Measurement of outcomes
Outcome measures blind to technology used
No, but objective measures used
Same method of measurement used across comparison groups
Yes
Completeness of follow-up
Was follow-up complete and were all patients included in the analysis?
Yes (follow-up >95%) or survival analysis using all patients
Result of appraisal

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Meghna Kakani


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Article
Barnhill RL, Flotte TJ, Fleischli M, Perez-Atayde A. Cutaneous melanoma and atypical Spitz tumors in childhood. Cancer 1995 Nov 15;76(10):1833-45 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8625056.
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