Our Skin Cancer Surgical Audit provides referring doctors with relevant, statistical peer comparisons that can assist in refining the diagnostic and collection skills associated with the collection of skin lesions.
Participants are provided with statistically relevant feedback about their own practice in comparison to that of their nominated peer group, as well as the general practitioner cohort. Our skin cancer surgical audit is an independent program with a data pool of more than 320,000 lesions.
Skin Cancer Surgical Audit
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Features of our
Clinical Audit - Skin Cancer Surgical Audit
Enrolment is available to any doctor who refers skin pathology to Melbourne Pathology.
Peer group categories allow you to reflect on your outcomes in the context of GPs in similar practices (eg General Practitioner plus skin cancer work; dedicated skin cancer practitioner).
You receive statistically relevant feedback about: Your own personal performance; performance of GPs within your peer group; performance of the overall GP cohort.
Graphs allow easy interpretation of your diagnostic and collection skills.
Progress reports enable you to review your outcomes at any time.
Episode summaries include patient demographics and all data captured in the database.
The collaboration of Melbourne Pathology and other Sonic Healthcare practices gives us access to a data pool of more than 320,000 lesions.
All results are completely confidential.
Continuing professional development
RACGP - QI & CPD Category 1 points
40 points on completion of two time intervals. Doctors complete and submit an evaluation questionnaire on receipt of each surgical audit report. (Additional Category 1 points are available for doctors who complete further sets of time intervals.) Qualifies as a QI activity and also eligible for specific interest requirement for Surgery.
ACRRM - PRPD points
30 PRPD + 30 Surgery MOPS points per triennium for the completion of two time intervals. Doctors complete and submit an evaluation questionnaire on receipt of each surgical audit report. (Additional core points are available for doctors who complete further sets of time intervals.)
If you wish to participate in the 2014-2016 triennium, please register by completing and returning the registration form.
How it works
Complete the registration form
and return via fax to:
03 9419 0541.
Once registered, you will receive a confirmation letter and your personalised surgical audit request form. Please note that surgical audit forms are compatible with all commonly used practice management software but are only available in A4 format.
Easy data collection
When collecting specimens, use the special Melbourne Pathology surgical audit request forms, and simply add the additional clinical data on the back of the form. We use this information to collate/create your individual report.
Receive your report
The clinical audit report is generated at the end of each reporting period. It contains statistically relevant feedback about your own practice in comparison to that of your peer group and general practitioner cohort.
Submit your personal evaluation questionnaire at the end of each reporting period
The clinical audits is based on reviewing the reports and submitting personal evaluation questionnaires for two consecutive time intervals in the triennium.
For further information
contact our Skin Audit team at firstname.lastname@example.org
or on (03) 9287 7731.
What you receive as a participant
Personalised surgical audit request forms
A feedback report covering each audit period (four months).
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The Report includes:
Number of patients
Number of new lesions
Percentage of new lesions tested that were malignant
Percentage of excised lesions that were malignant
Number of lesions tested to find one melanoma
Margin adequacy (where applicable)
Breakdown of surgical management procedures
Surgical Audit Diagnostic Accuracy Table comparing your provisional diagnosis with the historical diagnosis for all new lesions