Leading the information revolution in cancer intelligence – analysing the importance of the National Lung Cancer Audit – Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation – January 2014

Posted on February 4, 2014. Filed under: Knowledge Translation, Oncology |

Leading the information revolution in cancer intelligence – analysing the importance of the National Lung Cancer Audit – Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation – January 2014

“A unique 20 year project to tackle the UK’s biggest cancer killer has become a “world leader in cancer intelligence”, according to a new report.

The National Lung Cancer Audit was launched in 1994 and captures up to date information on almost every lung cancer case in the UK.

It compares clinical practice at hospitals across the country, helping to identify problem areas and drive up standards of care for the disease, which kills 35,000 people every year.

The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation has produced a report – Leading the information revolution in cancer intelligence – analysing the importance of the National Lung Cancer Audit

Authors of the audit have credited it with:

increasing the number of patients who receive radiotherapy from 25% in 2008 to 30% in 2012

increasing the number of patients who have surgery from 10% in 2008 to 15% in 2012

increasing the number of patients who have chemotherapy from 27% in 2008 to 32% in 2012

increasing the number of patients who see a nurse specialist from 50% in 2008 to 80% in 2012”

… continues on the site

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