The National Skin Audit has been created for Doctors and Specialists who have an interest in skin pathology and refer histology to us.
The National Skin Audit enables Doctors to conduct a review of their clinical practice; assessing identification processes, detection rates, and diagnostic and histological accuracy and treatment rates overall in the practice setting.
Doctors statewide can assess their practice and detection of histological and provisional diagnosis, against peers in a confidential setting via graphical and statistical information generated from all registered participants. This information can then be used to further inform and improve surgical practice with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of care for patients.
The National Skin Audit report has been updated and re written for the 2020 - 2022 triennium, providing a clearer, more information rich report.
Features include cumulative reporting at the end of each calendar year, enabling practitioners to observe and measure their outcomes and improvements against the audits learning needs.
Reports include information on number of patients biopsied, number of lesions, provisional diagnoses compared with histological diagnoses and surgical clearance rate for select excised lesions in easy to read and interpret graphical reports.
All results completely confidential.
Doctors will receive designated A4 Skin Audit Request Forms upon confirmation of registration. In order for specimens to be counted toward the audit totals, they must be submitted using the dedicated request forms and the reverse side of the form must be completed with the provisional diagnosis.
Eligible general practitioners may attain the following by participating in the Skin Audit:
- RACGP: 40 points CPD Accredited Activity QI
- ACRRM: PDP Units 20 Outcome measurement