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The Prostate Cancer Quality Improvement Monitoring Report is now available on the Te Aho o Te Kahu website (and attached).
As you will be aware, there are around 4,000 new cases of prostate cancer each year and 695 deaths. Prostate cancer has a higher impact on Māori than other ethnicities with significant economic costs for treatment services and care.
As part of our ongoing work to improve outcomes for cancer patients Te Aho o Te Kahu, together with the National Urology Cancer Working Group, has developed this quality improvement monitoring report for prostate cancer.
The report provides national and DHB level data across indicators that have been chosen because they are considered clinically important to patient care. The indicators will inform quality improvement actions by enabling each DHB to identify unwarranted variation when compared to other DHBs and provide a baseline for future monitoring.
The indicator results have been presented in tables and graphs along with commentary about why these measures are important. We have commented on variation between DHBs and where possible we have provided international comparisons.
Data from the Ministry of Health’s National Collections have been used to calculate the indicators. This has identified areas where improvements to the data collections are required and projects are underway to address these gaps.
This is the third such report: the bowel and lung quality improvement monitoring reports can also be found on our website.
Please feel free to share this report with your stakeholders or other interested people.
Click here for the Prostate Cancer Quality Monitoring Report
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