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January 2012 Blog Posts (4)

JOIN THE DISCUSSION AT THE JOURNAL CLUB ABOUT DERMATOLOGIC ULTRASOUND

Join the discussion at the Journal Club about dermatologic ultrasound at the following link:

AIUM JOURNAL CLUB

Added by Ximena Wortsman on January 27, 2012 at 6:43am — 2 Comments

APPLICATIONS OF ULTRASOUND FOR STUDYING SCALP, HAIR AND EYELASHES

Sharing a link about the applications of diagnostic ultrasound for studying the scalp, hair and eyelashes pathologies:

Sonography of the Scalp and Hair Pathologies

Added by Ximena Wortsman on January 18, 2012 at 9:39am — 2 Comments

Malpractice Claims against Dermatologists - Latest Statistics - Part 2

So what were the actual claim amounts against dermatologists in malpractice lawsuits?

According to the Physician Insurers Association of America (PIAA), the payouts against dermatologists have dropped in recent years after rising between 1986 and 2005.  The average indemnity payment was approximately $240,000 between 2006 and 2010 but previously was approximately $290,000 between 2001 and 2005.  

Added by dermRounds Dermatology Network on January 15, 2012 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Malpractice Claims against Dermatologists - Latest Statistics - Part 1

According to Dermatology World's Richard Nelson, the top 10 conditions that lead to lawsuits against dermatologists include:

1.  Malignant neoplasms of the skin

2.  Acne

3.  Dyschromia

4.  Psoriasis

5.  Melanoma

6.  Benign neoplasms of skin

7.  Contact dermatitis or other eczema

8.  Viral warts

9.  Disorders of skin and subcutaneous tissue - NOS

10.  Plastic surgery, desire for

* SOURCE: Risk…

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Added by dermRounds Dermatology Network on January 15, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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