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Association of Dermatology Consultation With Accuracy of Cutaneous Disorder Diagnoses in Hospitalized Patients A Multicenter Analysis

Daniela Kroshinsky, MD, MPH1; Jonathan Cotliar, MD2; Lauren C. Hughey, MD3; Kanade Shinkai, MD, PhD4; Lindy P. Fox, MD4
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1Department of Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
2Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
3Department of Dermatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham
4Department of Dermatology, University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco
JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(4):477-480. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.5098.
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This study examines hospitalist dermatology consultative services and accuracy of diagnosis of cutaneous dissorders in hospitalized patients.

Limited information exists on the activity and impact of hospitalist dermatology consultative services or the nature of dermatologic issues affecting inpatients across US academic medical centers.14 We performed a retrospective, multi-institution, cross-sectional cohort study assessing consultations called to 4 full-time dermatology consult teams across the country over the course of 12 months to evaluate the impact of consultative dermatologists on the diagnosis and treatment of hospitalized patients.

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