Critical appraisal:Berk DR, LaBuz E, Dadras SS, Johnson DL, Swetter SM 2010 4

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Risk of bias assessment: cohort study

Subject selection
"New technology" group
Highly selected or not described
Comparison group
Highly selected or not described
Comparability of groups on demographic characteristics and clinical features
Not comparable and not adjusted for differences
Measurement of outcomes
Outcome measures blind to technology used
No or not described
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
High risk of bias Additional comments:


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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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