Letters Melanomas in primary care

Editorial on identifying melanomas in primary care was muddled

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e5416 (Published 21 August 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e5416
  1. Joanna Bayley, general practitioner1
  1. 1Gloucester Health Access Centre, Gloucester GL1 1PX, UK
  1. joannabayley{at}yahoo.com

Newton-Bishop and Lorigan’s thinking on whether we can improve the identification of melanomas in primary care is muddled and their conclusions are lazy.1 They object to current referral rates for suspected melanoma, despite 91% compliance with referral guidelines, but offer no guidance on what referral rates should be. They give no international comparators to indicate whether UK …

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