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181182 - SCARD - Skin Cancer Audit and Research Database

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The aim of the SCARD surgical audit is to provide practitioners with a management tool to manage the diagnosis and treatment of skin malignancies in a primary care environment. By implementing a self-auditing process, practitioners can evaluate the diagnostic & treatment methods used for both accuracy and adequacy respective to histological results. Use of diagnostic aids (such as Sequential Digital Imaging, Total Body Photography, Dermatoscopy) and algorithms (including Chaos & Clues and BLINK) are also assessed for effectiveness within primary care. The surgical audit also contains a reporting platform that allows reports to be generated for specific time periods for statistical and visual options for cohort comparison. The SCARD Skin Cancer Surgical Audit combined data pool contains over 1 million lesions with comparative periods available for the past 10 years; enabling participants to reflect over their historical records.

Relevance to General Practice

Australia has one of the highest skin cancer rates in the world. Early detection and treatment of skin cancer are vital to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with this disease.

Learning outcomes

  • Implement an audit for surgical and non-evasive treatment of skin malignancies.
  • Develop communication processes with diagnostic providers.
  • Compare own data against de-identified clinical results of peers operating within the same practitioner classification and location types.
  • Identify patients with lesions requiring additional action through your surgical audit to ensure the ongoing care & safety of patients.
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Rural health
    • Dermatology
181182 - SCARD - Skin Cancer Audit and Research Database
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