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BQA online portal
Through this portal, surgeons can contribute to the BQA, review their practice and compare their results with predetermined quality thresholds (benchmarks) for several key performance indicators.
How to submit
Data is submitted directly through the online portal at the link above.
Surgeons wishing to have a proxy enter data for them can request Data Manager access for that person by submitting the Data Manager access form (PDF 230.05KB). This Data Manager access can be amended at any time by submitting the amendment form (PDF 336.03KB).
Alternatively, surgeons entering similar data into an existing database, such as a hospital database, register or local audit, may be eligible for the institutional upload program. The existing database will need to have a significant number of annual cases and have sufficient commonality of fields with the BQA. Contact the audit helpdesk to discuss the eligibility of your database.
BreastSurgANZ expect all cases to be submitted by 30 April of the year following diagnosis.
Data entered after 30 April may not be taken into consideration at the time of calculating annual participation. If there are extenuating circumstances, contact BreastSurgANZ regarding an extension at the link below.
Patient information and opt-out consent forms
All patients need to be informed of the audit prior to having their data entered, giving them the opportunity of opting-out of having their medical information recorded.
The patient information sheet (PDF 135.1KB) (PDF 135.1KB) has been designed for this purpose.
Help and support
Help and support for BQA can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions link below as well as in the following guides and manuals:
Contact the Helpdesk:
Telephone: +61 8 8219 0939
Fax: +61 8 8219 0999