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Skin cancer clinics in Australia: workload profile and performance indicators from an analysis of billing data

Alvin L K Chia and Stephen Shumack
Med J Aust 2006; 185 (4): 239-240.
Published online: 21 August 2006

To the Editor: We read with alarm the skin cancer clinic profile published recently in the Journal.1 This article publicly states what has been privately suggested for some time — that doctors in skin cancer clinics provide a service no better than the average Australian general practitioner.

  • Alvin L K Chia1
  • Stephen Shumack2

  • 1 St George Dermatology and Skin Cancer Centre, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 Department of Dermatology, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: sshumack@bigpond.com

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