Critical appraisal:Spillane AJ, Cheung BL, Stretch JR, Scolyer RA, Shannon KF, Quinn MJ, et al 2009 3

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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: Please replace this text and include any additional comments in regards to your quality rating


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Article
Spillane AJ, Cheung BL, Stretch JR, Scolyer RA, Shannon KF, Quinn MJ, et al. Proposed quality standards for regional lymph node dissections in patients with melanoma. Ann Surg 2009 Mar;249(3):473-80 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19247037.
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