Intended for healthcare professionals

Rationale for dermatology clinics in general practice

Skin disease is common; at least a quarter of the population have a skin condition at any one time. At present, dermatology accounts for approximately 10% of a GP’s workload and this figure is likely to increase. However, many GPs have difficulty in coping with the present demand. They have had very little dermatological education1 and do not have the facilities to provide an adequate service.
Dermatology in practice 2000; 8(4): 14–16
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