The aim of this project is to introduce outcome measurements into routine clinical care for rectal cancer patients in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD). Outcome measurements allow us to measure the quality of care we provide and identify areas where we can improve.
We are seeking to answer questions such as:
- How does rectal cancer and its treatments affect our patients’ quality of life and daily functioning
- How many rectal patients experience side-effects of treatment
- How do our services and our patient outcomes compare with those around the world.
Resources for the first appointment following completion of surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy: