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Research summary: Measuring quality skin cancer management in primary care
This month we share a paper published online recently, that was part funded by the Skin Cancer Institute (affiliated with HealthCert Education and National Skin Cancer Centres) and that includes me as a co-author. The work was also funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council, and includes researchers from Sydney.
The project wanted to identify a range of possible measures for “quality skin cancer management”. In other words, as skin cancer GPs, how do we measure the quality of our practice?
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This paper reports the results of a broad ranging literature review, and presents possible items that could be measured to determine whether care is being delivered to an appropriate quality. These items range across the full spectrum of clinical care.
It is worth looking through this paper and reflecting on the many factors that influence quality of care.
The project team plans to develop a pragmatic and practical checklist of ways to measure quality of care in clinical skin cancer practice.
– Prof David Wilkinson
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