Journal article

Study of colorectal cancer resection patterns across the state of Victoria using validated administrative data algorithms

Caroline MacCallum, Nigel Da Silva, Anita Skandarajah, Ian Hayes

ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Administrative data provide a unique opportunity to examine whole-of-state colorectal cancer (CRC) data. The purpose of this study was to compare types of CRC resection across Victorian geographical zones, using hospital volume and accredited training-post status. METHODS: All CRC resections in Victorian public hospitals between 2008 and 2013 were analysed using validated algorithms of administrative data from the Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset. Hospitals were grouped according to Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ) training-post status, case-volume (high >200 in 5 years) and remoteness of location. Resection frequency and type were compared. RE..

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