Activity

Activity ID

1595

Expires

May 22, 2023

Format Type

Internet

CME Credit

1

Fee

$0-$50
CME Provider

Louisiana Medical Mutual Insurance Company (LAMMICO)

Description

The National Cancer Institute estimates over 76,000 new cases and 9,480 deaths due to melanoma in 2013. Public awareness of melanoma and diagnostic scrutiny has increased, and overdiagnosis has been described in the literature. New treatments promise to improve survival rates. But delayed or missed diagnosis of melanoma is still a life-threatening risk to the patient and the most common liability risk to the dermatologist. Data from medical malpractice claims, several review articles, and a clinical practice guideline suggest strategies for reducing this risk and improving diagnosis of melanoma.

Diplomate Engagement

Pre-and Post-test results are provided to diplomate and an evaluation survey is issued upon completion of the course. A follow-up post-activity survey is also issued 3-4 months after completion that asks what practice changes have been made.

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Commercial Support?
No

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Educational Objectives

Describe several types of errors implicated in the delayed diagnosis of melanoma.
State the essential, recommended and optional data to provide to the pathologist with a biopsy specimen, according to the AAD melanoma guideline.
State recommended procedures for handling patient refusal of recommended treatment.

Keywords

Delayed Diagnosis, Melanoma, Missed Diagnosis, Professional Liability, Diagnostic Error, Claims, Dermatology, Melanoma Guidelines

Competencies

Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Outpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

National Quality Strategies and/or Quadruple Aim Care Processes

Assessment, Patient Safety/Medical Errors, Evidence Based Practice

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