Is minor surgery performed by GPs as good as that done in hospitals?
IS THE quality of minor surgery performed by GPs as good as that done in hospitals?
Researchers in the UK audited three types of GPs: those offering minor surgery below the neck, those with a special interest in dermatology and those able to excise all skin cancers.
GPs offering surgery and those with a special interest did 75% of the 6138 audited procedures. The more skilled practitioners did more operations on the face and were the only GPs to do skin grafts.
Excisions were more likely to be incomplete if