Critical appraisal:Berk DR, LaBuz E, Dadras SS, Johnson DL, Swetter SM 2010 2

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


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Article
Berk DR, LaBuz E, Dadras SS, Johnson DL, Swetter SM. Melanoma and melanocytic tumors of uncertain malignant potential in children, adolescents and young adults--the Stanford experience 1995-2008. Pediatr Dermatol 2010 May;27(3):244-54 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20403119.
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