Journal article

The Prostate Cancer Registry: monitoring patterns and quality of care for men diagnosed with prostate cancer

Sue M Evans, Jeremy L Millar, Julie M Wood, Ian D Davis, Damien Bolton, Graham G Giles, Mark Frydenberg, Albert Frauman, Antony Costello, John J McNeil

BJU INTERNATIONAL | WILEY | Published : 2013

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To establish a pilot population-based clinical registry with the aim of monitoring the quality of care provided to men diagnosed with prostate cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All men aged >18 years from the contributing hospitals in Victoria, Australia, who have a diagnosis of prostate cancer confirmed by histopathology report notified to the Victorian Cancer Registry are eligible for inclusion in the Prostate Cancer Registry (PCR). A literature review was undertaken aiming to identify existing quality indicators and source evidence-based guidelines from both Australia and internationally. RESULTS: A Steering Committee was established to determine the minimum dataset, select quality..

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Grants

Awarded by Cancer Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

SE and JM wrote the first draft of the document. JW has contributed to the development of the PCR. ID, DB, GG, MF, AF, AC and JMc have assisted in development of the protocol and contribute as members of the Steering Committee. All authors have read and approved the final manuscript. The authors gratefully acknowledge funding for this project provided by Cancer Australia (APP606927). IDD is an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellow.