Since it started the focus has moved towards trust measures and new measures added each year are at trust level. The 90-day mortality results are for patients whose bowel cancer was diagnosed between April 2011 and March 2017, and then removed by surgery at a planned (not emergency) operation. The other measures are for patients whose bowel cancer was diagnosed between April 2015 and March 2017. Results are provided by the National Bowel Cancer Audit.
This year’s results include two new measures: length of stay (over 5 days) and 30-day unplanned readmissions. This is in addition to last year’s new measures: rate of major resection and case ascertainment.
The Clinical Outcomes Publication initiative started in December 2012, when NHS England asked surgical specialties to report outcomes for individual consultants. In response to this, in September 2013, the ACPGBI published the outcomes of individual surgeons operating on patients with bowel cancer in England.
View Clinical Outcomes Publication results