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150613 - Skin Excision Evaluation Program 2019

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The Skin Excision Evaluation Program enables general practitioners who refer skin pathology to Australian Clinical Labs and submit their provisional diagnosis on cases in which histological evaluation is required. 

Monthly reports are delivered online to all participants, highlighting performances against those of your peers, in contrast to the state and national benchmarks, while maintaining confidentiality to all clinicians. 

The report includes downloadable charts to assist participants attain a positive performance in the program. 

To successfully qualify for CPD points, participants will submit a minimum of 30 histology samples before the end of November 2019. 

This program/clinical audit is available to referrers of histology to Australian Clinical Labs.

Relevance to General Practice

Approximately, two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70, with more than 750,000 people treated for one or more non-melanoma skin cancers in Australia each year. 
Excluding non-melanoma skin cancer, melanoma is the third most common cancer in Australian women and the fourth most common cancer in men, and the most common cancer in Australians aged 15-44 years. In 2012, 12,036 Australians were diagnosed with melanoma. 
Every year, in Australia: 
•skin cancers account for around 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers 
•between 95 and 99% of skin cancers are caused by exposure to the sun 
•GPs have over 1 million patient consultations per year for skin cancer 
•the incidence of skin cancer is one of the highest in the world, two to three times the rates in Canada, the US and the UK. 

REF: http://www.cancer.org.au/about-cancer/types-of-cancer/skin-cancer.html (last updated on: Monday, December 12, 2016)

Learning outcomes
  • Identify diagnostic inaccuracies concerning skin lesions submitted for histo-pathological analysis
  • Demonstrate appropriate surgical margin practices for malignant skin cancer procedures.
  • Detect cases which require additional treatment to ensure the ongoing care & safety of patients.
  • Contrast personal diagnostic and surgical proficiency in comparison to state and national peer groups.
  • Contrast personal melanoma detection rates in comparison to state and national peer groups.
  • Delivery
    150613 - Skin Excision Evaluation Program 2019
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    25 hours
    Start Date
    End Date
    CPD Points
    25 hours
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