National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 08-Cancer clinico-pathological stage distribution
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||National Bowel Cancer Screening Program cancer clinico-pathological stage distribution|
|Synonymous names:||NBCSP cancer clinico-pathological stage distribution|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 06/09/2018|
The proportion of people diagnosed with colorectal cancer, by clinico-pathological stage, in a defined 12-month period who had received a National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) invite.
Any person who had been diagnosed with a colorectal cancer within a 12-month period and had previously received an NBCSP invite is included in this indicator. Any activity recorded for an invitee in the NBCSP register is included, regardless of whether they suspended their participation or opted off.
A key goal of the NBCSP is to detect colorectal cancers at an earlier clinico-pathological stage than would otherwise have been detected if there was no organised colorectal screening program in Australia.
Detecting cancer at an earlier clinico-pathological stage is associated with improved patient prognosis (Morris, Lacopetta & Platell, 2007).
|Indicator set:||National Bowel Cancer Screening Program performance indicators 2014–2018 Health, Superseded 06/09/2018|
Collection and usage attributes
100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
The number of people diagnosed with colorectal cancer by clinico-pathological stage (either Stage I, Stage II, Stage III, Stage IV, Stage unknown or Inadequately staged) in a defined 12-month period who had received an NBCSP invitation.
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The number of individual people who were diagnosed with colorectal cancer in the defined 12-month period that had received an NBCSP invitation.
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Items will be presented by sex and age group, by:
Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.
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|Unit of measure:||Person|
Data source attributes
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Morris M, Lacopetta B & Blatell C 2007. Comparing survival outcomes for patients with colorectal cancer treated in public and private hospitals. Medical Journal of Australia 186(6):296-300.
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Has been superseded by National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 08-Cancer clinico-pathological stage distribution Health, Standard 06/09/2018