Developing and managing audit systems
RACS can provide advice and support in setting up and managing an audit. As contracted managers of your audit, RACS can also assist with:
- designing data collection tools;
- liaising with IT developers to build these tools;
- providing support for the audit system, and
- mapping and uploading data from existing systems.
Morbidity Audit and Logbook Tool (MALT)
RACS provides MALT to Trainees, SIMGs and Fellows in all specialties. It is also available for JDocs, surgeons enrolled in the Maintenance of Professional Standards (MoPS) program, and surgeons associated with the Pacific Islands Program (PIP).
This system is used to log procedures, self-audit or peer-review audit. It can be accessed on any web-enabled device.
MALT has many in-built features that are ideal for audit use:
- MALT collects data points recommended in the College's Surgical Audit and Peer Review Guide
- procedures are coded using SNOMED CT-AU terminology, meaning data is comparable internationally
- a reporting tool allows users to customise their own reports and compare to members of their audit group
- an export feature gives users a copy of their data in MS Excel format.
The Morbidity Audits Department is located within the Research, Audit & Academic Surgery Division of the College.
Discuss your own audit needs with the department manager:
Dr Helena Kopunic, Surgical Audit Manager
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
199 Ward Street
North Adelaide SA 5006 Australia
Telephone: +61 8 8219 0937
Fax: +61 8 8219 0999