15th December 2017, Volume 130 Number 1467

Keith Monnington, Sharad Paul, Dirk Venter

Brian1 and Simcock2 have highlighted that in one of our major hospitals, the timeliness of melanoma management is failing to meet national standards. Conic3 has shown that a short time…

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Author Information

Keith Monnington, Skinspots Skin Cancer Clinic, Mount Maunganui; Sharad Paul, Surgery, University of Auckland, Auckland; Dirk Venter, Henderson Medical Centre, Auckland.

Correspondence

Dr Keith Monnington, Skinspots Skin Cancer Clinic, 42 Girven Road, Mount Maunganui 3116.

Correspondence Email

keith@eol.co.nz

Competing Interests

Nil.

References

  1. Brian T, Adams B, Jameson M. Cutaneous melanoma: an audit of management timeliness against New Zealand guidelines. N Z Med J 2017; 130(1462):54–61. 
  2. Simcock J. Is melanoma treatment failing national standards? N Z Med J. 2017; 130(1462):9-10.
  3. Conic RZ. Short time to treatment improved survival in stage 1 melanoma. J Am Acad Dermatol, 2017 Oct 17 EPub ahead of print.
  4. Paul SP. New system speeds up care for people with life-threatening skin lesions (New Zealand Health Innovations Awards, 2003). http://www.nzdoctor.co.nz/media/136363/bsmc.pdf accessed 1/10/2017
  5. Morehu S. Co-ordinator, Minor Skin Surgery Service, EBPHA. Personal communication.
  6. Martin R. Surgeon, Waitemata DHB; Chair, National Melanoma Standards group; Chair, Auckland Regional Melanoma Multidisciplinary Team. Personal communication.
  7. http://scard.skincanceraudit.com/int/reports-pool.php Accessed 01/10/2017.

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