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

David Wilkinson and Deborah A Askew
Med J Aust 2006; 185 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2006.tb00547.x
Published online: 21 August 2006

In reply: Our previous publications1,2 should calm Chia and Shumack’s “alarm”. We have urged for the development of education, standards, accreditation, research and audit for skin cancer clinics.1 Over the past 12 months, the Skin Cancer Society of Australia has been formed (, standards have been developed, a process of skin cancer practice accreditation has been established, and a masters-level degree in primary care skin cancer medicine has been created (

  • David Wilkinson
  • Deborah A Askew

  • School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD.


Competing interests:

David Wilkinson works in a Skin Alert skin cancer clinic one day per week and is paid for this work in the same way as other doctors working at these clinics.


remove_circle_outline Delete Author
add_circle_outline Add Author

Do you have any competing interests to declare? *

I/we agree to assign copyright to the Medical Journal of Australia and agree to the Conditions of publication *
I/we agree to the Terms of use of the Medical Journal of Australia *
Email me when people comment on this article

Online responses are no longer available. Please refer to our instructions for authors page for more information.