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    MA18 - Modelling, Decision-Making and Population-Based Outcomes (ID 920)

    • Event: WCLC 2018
    • Type: Mini Oral Abstract Session
    • Track: Treatment in the Real World - Support, Survivorship, Systems Research
    • Presentations: 1
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    • Coordinates: 9/25/2018, 13:30 - 15:00, Room 201 F
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      MA18.11 - Implementing a Comprehensive National Audit of Lung Cancer Surgery: The English Lung Cancer Clinical Outcomes Publication (LCCOP) Project (ID 12090)

      14:35 - 14:40  |  Author(s): Richard Page

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      We report the establishment of a national audit of outcomes after lung cancer resection (LCCOP) in the English National Health Service (NHS), a government healthcare system providing the great majority of lung cancer surgery. LCCOP is a compulsory audit commissioned by NHS England.

      a9ded1e5ce5d75814730bb4caaf49419 Method

      Unusually, for a surgical audit, data is initially obtained from the cancer registry, and matched to national Hospital Episode Data (HES), before local validation by clinical teams. After case mix adjustment, unit level survival rates at 30, 60 and 90 days, and length-of-stay data are published online and in an annual report. The first annual report was released in 2014.

      Survival is adjusted for age, sex, performance status, stage, laterality, FEV1 percentage, comorbidity and socioeconomic status

      4c3880bb027f159e801041b1021e88e8 Result

      The number of resections rose by 21% between 2015-2017 (4892 to 5936). Median annual activity per surgeon rose from 30 to 49 cases between 2014-2017, a 63% increase. In 2015 survival at 30, 90 and 365 days was 98.1%, 96.3% and 87.9% respectively. Median length of stay was 6 days (IQR 4-9).

      In 2015, 43.9% of lobectomies were completed by VATS, 4.3% were started VATS and completed by open surgery and 0.7% completed by robotics.

      Adjusted 90 day survival by surgical unit: 2017 report (2015 data)

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      8eea62084ca7e541d918e823422bd82e Conclusion

      Using routinely collected NHS activity data for surgical audit is feasible, and reduces the data collection burden for hospital teams. Clinical validation remains important to correct discrepancies. Surgical activity has risen significantly. Increases in individual surgeon case volume may reflect increasing subspecialisation. Significant inter-provider variation remains, particularly in length of stay.

      More lung cancer surgery is being done in the English NHS. Surgeons are increasingly subspecialising, with higher case volumes. Local variation remains, particularly around length of stay. A mixed model of routinely collected data with local validation appears acceptable to clinical units.


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