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Cutaneous melanoma: an audit of management timeliness against New Zealand guidelines.

Authors
  • Brian, Tess1
  • Adams, Brandon1
  • Jameson, Michael2
  • 1 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Waikato Hospital, Hamilton.
  • 2 Regional Cancer Centre, Waikato District Health Board, Hamilton.
Type
Published Article
Journal
The New Zealand medical journal
Publication Date
Sep 22, 2017
Volume
130
Issue
1462
Pages
54–61
Identifiers
PMID: 28934768
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Compliance was low. Attention to logistical constraints in the department reviewed may improve this. Recommendation inconsistencies within and between suspicious-lesion and confirmed-diagnosis referral pathways suggest the investigation and treatment events selected and intervals mandated by the guidelines may usefully be reconsidered.

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