183176 - Skin Cancer Surgical Audit 2020 - 2022

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Sonic Healthcare's Skin Cancer Surgical Audit will provide referring doctors with relevant, statistical peer comparisons that can assist them in refining the diagnostic and surgical skills associated with the treatment of skin lesions. Participants are provided with a statistical report relevant to their own practice in comparison to that of their nominated peer group, as well as to the general practitioner cohort. Our skin cancer surgical audit is an independent program with a data pool of more than 1,500,000 lesions, it is a national program involving GPs across 3 peer groups: 1. GP; 2. GP with an interest in skin; 3. Dedicated skin practitioner The clinical audit is open to all doctors and will be conducted each year of the triennium.

Relevance to General Practice

Every year in Australia skin cancer accounts for around 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers and GPs have more than 1 million patient consultations per year for skin cancer. The incidence of skin cancer in Australia is one of the highest in the world, two to three times the rates in Canada, the US and the UK. Every year doctors remove around 720,000 lesions from the skins of Australians because they are suspected skin cancers. The surgical audit is designed to assist participants to refine their diagnostic skills and enhance their surgical skills while expanding the surgical options for treatment. This is achieved by way of feedback on the participant’s diagnosis of skin lesions in their patients as well as comparative data on the best surgical treatments options. Reflecting on the participants results should build confidence in their ability to better manage patients with skin cancers requiring surgical intervention.

Learning outcomes
  • Compare and review current personal practice with a national pool of peers by participating in data collection and analysis
  • Compare and review diagnostic accuracy - provisional diagnosis using dermatoscopy with histological diagnosis; and provisional diagnosis without dermatoscopy
  • Reduce trauma and concern to the patient by inappropriate diagnosis
  • Reduce cost to the patient and health system by effective management of suspicious skin lesions
  • Apply the recognised clinical practice guidelines for skin excision
  • 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
    • Adult health
    • Children and young people health
    • Dermatology
    Partnering organisations

    Sonic Healthcare and its pathology subsidiaries in Australia

    Activity sponsor

    No third party sponsors

    Online Learning
    183176 - Skin Cancer Surgical Audit 2020 - 2022
    Speciality Classification
    General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    20 hours
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    CPD Points
    40 cpd
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