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
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 form and
return via fax to:
(02) 9855 5083.
Once registered, you will receive a confirmation letter and your
personalised surgical audit request forms. Please note that
surgical audit forms are compatible with all commonly used practice
management software, however, are only available in A4
Easy data collection
When collecting specimens, use the special DHMP 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
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
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
on (02) 9855 6070
Features of our Clinical Audit -
Skin Cancer Surgical Audit
- Enrolment is available to any doctor who refers skin pathology
to a Sonic Healthcare pathology practice.
- We believe a clinical audit should be representative of your
actual clinical practice, so we do not set a minimum number of
lesions that you must refer.
- On submitting cases to the audit, an interval report and
evaluation will be available in your account.
- All results are completely confidential.
- The inclusion of the peer group category allows you to reflect
on your outcomes in the context of GPs in similar practices (e.g.
general practitioner plus skin cancer work; dedicated skin cancer
- You receive statistically relevant feedback about:
- Your own personal performance
- Performance of GPs within your peer group
- Performance of the overall GP cohort
- Clear graphs allow easy interpretation of your diagnostic and
- The collaboration of Sonic Healthcare pathology practices
across Australia means that you are part of one of the largest
clinical audits of its kind, with access to an enormous data pool
- Progress reports and episode summaries:
- Episode summaries are issued in csv format compatible with
Excel. They include patient demographics and all data captured in
the audit database.
- Progress reports are issued in pdf format with your personal
data. Progress reports enable you to review your outcomes at any
time and are of particular value when you have modified your
clinical process or procedures.
REPORT FEATURES in 2017
- Dermatoscopy usage and diagnostic accuracy
- Regional NNT values
Continuing professional development
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
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 2017-2019 triennium, please
register by completing and returning the
What you receive as a
Personalised surgical audit request forms
A feedback report covering each audit period (four months).
View Samples Reports Here - Click to view
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