Critical appraisal:Cordoro KM, Gupta D, Frieden IJ, McCalmont T, Kashani-Sabet M 2013 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
Not comparable but adjusted analysis used
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
Moderate 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
Cordoro KM, Gupta D, Frieden IJ, McCalmont T, Kashani-Sabet M. Pediatric melanoma: results of a large cohort study and proposal for modified ABCD detection criteria for children. J Am Acad Dermatol 2013 Jun;68(6):913-25 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23395590.
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