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Tracking Mohs micrographic surgery referrals at the VA


Large dermatology centers such as the Veterans Affairs health care system carry the challenge of providing adequate care for patients within an appropriate timeline. Herein we begin a discussion about the tracking systems in place at busy hospitals, such as the VA, where numerous biopsies are referred to outside providers for further treatment. The complex psychosocial aspect of providing care specifically to veterans is also addressed. Finally, we describe our system, which monitors malignant skin biopsies that are referred to outside clinics for Mohs Micrographic Surgery (MMS).

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