Journal article

The association between quality care and outcomes for a real-world population of Australian patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

AD Maharaj, SM Evans, LJ Ioannou, D Croagh, A Earnest, JF Holland, CHC Pilgrim, RE Neale, D Goldstein, JG Kench, ND Merrett, K White, EA Burmeister, PM Evans, TM Hayes, N Houli, B Knowles, T Leong, M Nikfarjam, J Philip Show all

HPB | Elsevier BV | Published : 2021

Abstract

Background: This study: (i) assessed compliance with a consensus set of quality indicators (QIs) in pancreatic cancer (PC); and (ii) evaluated the association between compliance with these QIs and survival. Methods: Four years of data were collected for patients diagnosed with PC. Cox proportional hazards models were used to estimate hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs). A multivariable analysis tested the relationship between significant patient and hospital characteristics, patient cluster effects within hospitals and survival. Results: 1061 patients were eligible for this study. Significant association with improved survival were: (i) in the potentially resectable group ..

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