Critical appraisal:Foote MC, Burmeister B, Burmeister E, Bayley G, Smithers BM 2008 2

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Risk of bias assessment: case series

Subject selection:
Highly selected or not described (e.g. single-institution study)
Were the outcome measures blind to pre/post-intervention?
No, but objective measures used
Follow-up complete and all patients included in the analysis?
Yes (follow-up >95%)
Overall risk of bias
High risk of bias Additional comments: single-institution database, objective outcome measures, all patients included in analysis

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Foote MC, Burmeister B, Burmeister E, Bayley G, Smithers BM. Desmoplastic melanoma: the role of radiotherapy in improving local control. ANZ J Surg 2008 Apr;78(4):273-6 Available from:
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