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.

 How it works

Registration

Complete the registration form and
return via fax to: 
03 6224 1509.

Once registered, you will receive a personalised confirmation letter and your 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 Hobart 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 Lynda Lonergan
on (03) 6237 1247.

 

   

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Features of our
  Clinical Audit - Skin Cancer Surgical Audit

  • Enrolment is available to any doctor who refers skin Hobart Pathology, Launceston Pathology or North West Pathology.
  • New in 2014 The inclusion of an additional peer group category which allows 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.
  • New in 2014 Participants can request interim reports at any time during the time interval to assess their ongoing performance
  • New in 2014 Improved graphs that allow easy interpretation of your diagnostic and collection skills.
  • The collaboration of Hobart Pathology, Launceston Pathology, North West 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
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
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

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What you receive as a participant

 

Surgical audit request forms
A feedback report covering each audit period (four months).
View Samples Reports Here - Click to view files 

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
  
  • Diagnostic accuracy
  • 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