Health Quality Improvement Programme | December 2018 | Bowel Cancer Audit
The latest annual National Bowel Cancer Audit from the Health Quality Improvement Programme (HQIP) details data from over 30,000 patients diagnosed with bowel cancer between 01 April 2016 and 31 March 2017.
This audit report describes some ongoing improvements such as mortality rates following both elective and emergency surgery falling over the past five years and increased numbers of operations being performed laparoscopically.
This year’s report has also described geographical variation in chemotherapy administration and further work is required to better describe and understand this. It is encouraging to see that there has been a reducing trend of deaths in hospital from 2011 to 2016 (46.2% – 34.6%) (Source: HQIP) .