Objective: To determine the efficacy of an Internet-based skin cancer triage intervention for physicians.
Methods: Physicians were randomly assigned to an intervention group or a control group. The 14 outcome measures included diagnosis and evaluation planning for malignant melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.
Results: Forty-six physicians (27 of 39 in the intervention group) completed the program. The intervention group scored significantly higher than did the control group in nine of 14 outcome measures; this improvement was maintained for five of the nine outcomes.
Conclusion: The Internet intervention improved physicians' skin cancer diagnosis and evaluation planning test performances.