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S104 THE NATIONAL LUNG CANCER AUDIT: PROGRESS IN THE FIRST 3 YEARS—DATA COMPLETENESS

1PA Beckett, 2R Stanley, 1MD Peake. 1Clinical Effectiveness and Evaluation Unit, Royal College of Physicians, London, UK, 2The Information Centre for Health and Social Care, Leeds, UK

Introduction: The National Lung Cancer Audit is an audit of lung cancer run jointly by the Royal College of Physicians and The Information Centre for Health and Social Care. Its development was driven by the realisation that lung cancer outcomes vary widely across the UK and are poor compared with other western countries. The aim of the audit is to record outcomes in lung cancer on a large scale and through case-mix adjustment, start to explain the wide variations noted. Although Wales and Scotland have recently been submitting data to the audit, this abstract presents results for England only from the first 3 years of the audit, focusing on the quality of the data.

Results: Support for the audit has grown steadily. Currently, all cancer networks in England and Wales submit data to the audit and only two trusts have never contributed. In 2005, there were 10 920 evaluable cases submitted, rising to 16 922 in 2006 and 20 639 in 2007. As seen in the table, the quality of the data has also improved.

Conclusions: The aims of collecting data on the majority of incident cases of lung cancer and mesothelioma in the UK have been achieved. Participation is now very high and data completeness has started to improve. This will allow case-mix adjustment of outcomes by trust and network to be published in the forthcoming annual report. It is hoped that this will explain previously observed geographical variations in lung cancer outcomes.

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S105 CHANGES IN LUNG CANCER INCIDENCE IN SOUTH ASIANS IN LEICESTER 1990–2005

1M Day, 1J Poole, 1D Meechan, 2LK Smith, 3CM Free, 3JA Bennett, 3MD Peake. 1Trent Cancer …

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