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For urban-based African Americans, proximity to a dermatologist varies by ZIP code

Key clinical point: There is a need to expand dermatology practice locations to urban areas with high representation of African American people.

Major finding: ZIP codes with a high percentage of African American people have an average of 1.02 dermatologists, which is below the adequate limit.

Study details: An analysis of U.S. Census data from 2010.

Disclosures: The researchers reported having no financial disclosures.


Vengalil N et al. AAD 20, abstract 16772.