Journal article

Complete state-wide outcomes in elective colon cancer surgery

Ian G Faragher, Michael K-Y Hong, Douglas Stupart, David A Watters, Justin Yeung

ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Maintaining high standards in colon cancer surgery requires the measurement of quality indicators and the re-allocation of resources to address deficiencies. We used state-wide administrative data to determine the inpatient mortality for patients undergoing elective colon cancer surgery and to compare individual hospital rates. METHODS: The Dr Foster Quality Investigator Tool was used to explore the Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset for elective admissions for colon cancer surgery between 2012 and 2016. The inpatient mortality rate, 30-day readmission rate and the proportion of patients with increased length of stay were measured. Risk-adjusted rates were used to compare public..

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