This issue discusses the concerns of skin disease in the United States and the national clinical dermatology research priorities - the article topics also closely follow the plan set out by the recent dermatology needs assessment of the UK. Articles include Health Care Disparities, The Burden of Skin Disease in the United States, as well as specific conditions such as psoriasis, acne, and melanoma. There is also an article devoted to dermatologic surgery needs assessment.
By Robert P. Dellavalle, MD, PhD, MSPH, Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Colorado, Denver
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