Critical appraisal:Wasif N, Gray RJ, Pockaj BA 2011 2

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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
Comparable
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
Wasif N, Gray RJ, Pockaj BA. Desmoplastic melanoma - the step-child in the melanoma family? J Surg Oncol 2011 Feb;103(2):158-62 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21259250.
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Topic area
Guidelines:Melanoma
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