The Western Diagnostic Pathology Surgical Skin Audit has been created for Doctors who have an interest in skin pathology and refer histology to Western Diagnostic Pathology.
The audit will enable Doctors to conduct a systematic 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.
Some features and data included in the report are histological and provisional diagnosis, number of new and previously biopsied specimens in audit, diagnostic accuracy for lesion types, definitive management and number of procedures performed, and margin clearance.
All Doctors will receive their report on a monthly basis and at the finalisation of their audit.
To register for the Surgical Skin Audit, please complete the audit registration form and email us here.
Eligible general practitioners with a current RACGP QI&CPD number may attain 40 Category 1 points by participating in the Western Diagnostic Pathology Surgical Skin Audit.
Western Diagnostic Pathology has been approved by ACRRM for 30 PRPD Points. Further information regarding Procedural Grant allocation can be obtained from ACRRM (Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine).