ANNUAL REPORTS AND QUALITY INDICATOR REPORTS

The VLCR collates and published annual reports and quality indicator reports displaying each participating site’s performance to inform health service decision making.

 

Annual Reports

VLCR Summary Report

 

LATEST: 2019 ANNUAL REPORT

PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS

2021

Tiffany Lin, Jonathan Pham, Eldho Paul, Matthew Conron, Gavin Wright, David Ball, Paul Mitchell, Nicola Atkin, Margaret Brand, John Zalcberg, Robert G Stirling. Impacts of lung cancer multidisciplinary meeting presentation: Drivers and outcomes from a population registry retrospective cohort study. Lung Cancer. 2021 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lungcan.2021.12.006

Michael Stenger, Erik Jakobsen, Gavin Wright, John Zalcberg and Robert G Stirling. A comparison of outcomes and survival between Victoria and Denmark in lung cancer surgery: Opportunities for international benchmarking. ANZ Journal of Surgery 2021; https://doi.org/10.1111/ans.17302

Stirling RG, Chau C, Shareh A, Zalcberg J, Fischer BM. Effect of Follow-Up Surveillance After Curative-Intent Treatment of NSCLC on Detection of New and Recurrent Disease, Retreatment, and Survival: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. 2021;16(5):784-97.

Soh SE, Morello R, Ayton D, Ahern S, Scarborough R, Zammit C, et al. Measurement properties of the 12-item Short Form Health Survey version 2 in Australians with lung cancer: a Rasch analysis. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 2021;19(1):157.

Sridharan K, Paul E, Stirling RG, Li C. Impacts of multidisciplinary meeting case discussion on palliative care referral and end-of-life care in lung cancer: A retrospective observational study. Internal medicine journal. 2021.

Wah W, Stirling RG, Ahern S, Earnest A. Forecasting of Lung Cancer Incident Cases at the Small-Area Level in Victoria, Australia. International journal of environmental research and public health. 2021;18(10).

Stirling RG. Posttreatment Surveillance Challenges in the Era of Precision Medicine. Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. 2021;16(10):e77-e8.

Pham J, Conron M, Wright G, Mitchell P, Ball D, Philip J, et al. Excess mortality and undertreatment in elderly lung cancer patients: treatment nihilism in the modern era? ERJ Open Res. 2021;7(2).

2020

Largey G, Briggs P, Davies H, Underhill C, R. C, Harvey K, et al. The Victorian Lung Cancer Service Redesign Project: Impacts of a Quality Improvement collaborative on timeliness and management in lung cancer. Internal medicine journal. 2020.

Stirling R, Stenger M, Zalcberg J. Comment on: ‘Hospital lung surgery volume and patient outcomes’. Lung cancer (Amsterdam, Netherlands). 2020;142:138-9.

Wah W, Stirling RG, Ahern S, Earnest A. Association between Receipt of Guideline-Concordant Lung Cancer Treatment and Individual- and Area-Level Factors: A Spatio-Temporal Analysis. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2020.

Wah W, Stirling RG, Ahern S, Earnest A. Influence of timeliness and receipt of first treatment on geographic variation in non-small cell lung cancer mortality. International journal of cancer. 2020.

2019

Stirling R, Zalcberg J. Peeling the Onion of Health Care Disparity in Lung Cancer. Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. 2019;14(8):e167-e8.

Stirling RG, Zalcberg J. FDG-PET follow up of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Not dead yet. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019.

2017

Stirling RG, Rischin A, Earnest A, Brand M, Gooi J, Ruben J, Moore M, Ellis S, Cherk M, Li C, Mansfield L, Mott H, McLean C, Evans S and Zalcberg J. Impact of Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Meeting (MDM) on Presentation of Quality of Life and Survival: An Australian Retrospective Cohort Study. World Lung Conference, Tokyo, Japan. (2017)

Stirling RG, Wasiak J, Earnest A, Brand M, Holt N, Mansfield L, Mott H, Gooi J, Ruben J, Moore M, McInerney M, Li C and Evans S. Screening for Psychological Distress in Lung Cancer: Defining the Unmet Gaps. World Lung Conference, Tokyo, Japan. (2017)

2016

Alexander M, Ball D, Stirling RG, Officer A, MacManus M, Solomon B, Burbury K, Wolfe R, Evans SM The influence of comorbidity and the Simplified Comorbidity Score (SCS) on overall survival in lung cancer – a prospective cohort study Journal of Thoracic Oncology (2016) -P02216619

Evans SM, Earnest A, Bower W, Senthuran M, McLaughlin P, Stirling R Timeliness of lung cancer care in Victoria: a retrospective cohort study Med J Aust (2016) – P02195848

2015

2014

Stirling RG, Evans SM, McNeil JJ. Emerging evidence of a clinical quality registry as a driver of improvement in lung cancer outcomes. J Thorac Oncol. (2014) doi: 10.1097/JTO.0000000000000101 – P01751887

Stirling RG, Evans SM, McLaughlin P, Senthuren M, Millar J, Gooi J, Irving L, Mitchell P, Haydon P, Ruben J, Conron M, Leong T, Watkins N, McNeil JJ. The Victorian Lung Cancer Registry Pilot: Improving the Quality of Lung Cancer Care Through the Use of a Disease Quality Registry Lung Cancer (2014) – P02104132

Stirling RG, Evans SM, McNeil JJ. Emerging evidence of a clinical quality registry as a driver of improvement in lung cancer outcomes. J Thorac Oncol. (2014) doi: 10.1097/JTO.0000000000000101 – P01751887