Establishing population-based surveillance of diagnostic timeliness using linked cancer registry and administrative data for patients with colorectal and lung cancer.

Affiliation

Cancer Research UK, Angel Building, 407 St John Street, London, EC1V 4AD, UK. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Diagnostic timeliness in cancer patients is important for clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction but, to-date, continuous monitoring of diagnostic intervals in nationwide incident cohorts has been impossible in England.

Keywords

Colorectal cancer,Diagnostic intervals,Early detection of cancer,Early diagnosis,England,Lung cancer,Population-based cancer registries,Secondary care,

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