The Victorian Lung Cancer Registry Annual Report, 2017

Robert Stirling, Catherine A. Martin, Margaret Brand, Claire Zammit, John McNeil, Sue M. Evans, Susannah Ahern, John Zalcberg, on behalf of the Victorian Lung Cancer Registry

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The VLCR is a clinical quality registry that collects “real world” observational data from participating health services to benefit patients, and to inform clinicians and other key stakeholders about the quality of care delivered to patients newly diagnosed with lung cancer in Victoria. Over the past decade, clinical quality registries have had considerable success in driving improvements in health outcomes [1-5], with evidence showing they are not only effective in reducing variation and improving health outcomes, but also in reducing heath care spending [6]. The VLCR data are based on a number of clinical quality indicators that measure compliance with agreed best practice. The clinical quality indicators included in this report are risk-adjusted and benchmarked to allow health services to measure their performance relative to other participating Victorian health services. Whilst in 2017 the VLCR population capture grew to 65% of all newly diagnosed cancer cases in Victoria, it is important to note that some indicators reported have low numbers and therefore, must be interpreted with caution.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
PublisherMonash University
Number of pages48
VolumeReport No 4
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2017


  • Victorian Lung Cancer Registry (VLCR)
  • clinical quality registry

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