Critical appraisal:Xing Y, Badgwell BD, Ross MI, Gershenwald JE, Lee JE, Mansfield PF, et al 2009 2

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Risk of bias assessment: case series

Subject selection:
Representative of eligible patients (e.g. population-based cancer registry)
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
Moderate 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
Xing Y, Badgwell BD, Ross MI, Gershenwald JE, Lee JE, Mansfield PF, et al. Lymph node ratio predicts disease-specific survival in melanoma patients. Cancer 2009 Jun 1;115(11):2505-13 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19309746.
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