Due to supply sensitivity and practice differences between dermatology providers and other specialists who provide dermatology services, adding more dermatologists won’t necessarily increase access to dermatology services suggests an analysis published in JAMA Dermatology.

Published online November 29, researchers led by Arash Mostaghimi, M.D., MPH, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, undertook the study to understand why areas like Boston have too few dermatologists to meet demand even though it’s among the most dermatologist-dense areas in the country.