Critical appraisal:Hinerman RW, Indelicato DJ, Amdur RJ, Morris CG, Werning JW, Vaysberg M, et al 2008

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Risk of bias assessment: cohort study

Subject selection
"New technology" group
Selected group
Comparison group
Selected group
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
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:

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Hinerman RW, Indelicato DJ, Amdur RJ, Morris CG, Werning JW, Vaysberg M, et al. Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma metastatic to parotid-area lymph nodes. Laryngoscope 2008 Nov;118(11):1989-96 Available from:
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Topic area
Guidelines:Keratinocyte carcinoma
Clinical question
Form:Quality appraisal cohort
Local-regional failure; Distant metastases; Overall survival; Cause-specific survival; Disease-free survival

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