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Surgical Skin Audit

The Tasmanian Medical Laboratories Surgical Skin Audit has been created for Doctors who have an interest in skin pathology and refer histology to TML Pathology. 

Audit Features

The audit will enable 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. 

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 (during months when specimens have been submitted).

Registration

To register for the Surgical Skin Audit, please complete the audit registration form and email it to us here.  

Request Forms

Doctors will receive designated A4 Surgical 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.


Education Points

Eligible general practitioners  may attain the following by participating in the Tasmanian Medical Laboratories Surgical Skin Audit once 80 specimens have been submitted and the audit critieria completed.

  • RACGP QI&CPD: 40 Category 1 QI points
  • ACRRM: 30 PRPD points