The worldwide incidence of skin cancer (especially nonmelanoma skin cancer) has increased markedly during the last decades. Skin cancer should be considered a chronic disease. To manage the future costs and quality of care for patients with skin cancer, a revised health strategy is needed. These new strategies should be combined into a disease management system that organizes health care for one well-documented health care problem using a systematic approach. This article explores multiple opportunities for the development of a disease management system regarding skin cancer that will provide structured and multidisciplinary care.

dx.doi.org/10.1001/archdermatol.2010.1, hdl.handle.net/1765/32823
Archives of Dermatology
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

van der Geer-Rutten, S, Reijers, H.A, van Tuijl, H.F.J.M, de Vries, H, & Krekels, G.A.M. (2010). Need for a new skin cancer management strategy. Archives of Dermatology, 146(3), 332–336. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2010.1