Original Article

Effects of Physician Supply on Melanoma Incidence and Mortality in Florida

Authors: Daniel J. Van Durme, MD, Robert Ullman, MD, Robert J. Campbell, MD, Richard Roetzheim, MD, MSPH


Background: Increasing supplies of dermatologists and family physicians have been associated with earlier detection of malignant melanoma. We investigated whether physician supply was similarly related to incidence and mortality rates of malignant melanoma.

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