Thesis / Dissertation

Colorectal Cancer resection outcomes using administrative data

Dilshan Kumarawadu Udayasiri, Ian Hayes (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Background Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in Australia. If found early, a patient can undergo potentially curative surgery. Even in the third of patients that do recur, there can be palliation or even cure with further surgery with or without chemotherapy. Although surgery remains a vital tool in treating colorectal cancer, it is not without complications. The principal studies of this thesis used administrative data to report on short- and long-term outcomes following resection for colorectal cancer in the state of Victoria over a ten-year period. Methods Administrative data are collected on all patients admitted to Australian Hospitals. Patient demographics..

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