VCCC Lung Cancer Clinical Audit

Project Info


  • Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Center (VCCC)

Client Type

  • State/territory department

Financial Year

  • 2015-16

Health Area

  • Cancer

Service Provided

  • Health informatics


  • Victoria

VCCC Lung Cancer Clinical Audit

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre and Western and Central Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service engaged HMA to undertake a clinical audit of lung cancer across their partner hospitals to provide reliable information to clinicians and health management on patient care and outcomes.

The audit included six participating hospitals and health services, comprising Melbourne Health, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Western Health, Austin Health and Werribee Mercy.

The project purpose was to describe the range of treatments used for lung cancer patients at participating hospitals and identify areas for improvement. The aim was to develop benchmark information on typical clinical pathways that could be used to influence system-wide change in lung cancer care and treatment to ultimately reduce variations and improve patient outcomes.

Key tasks involved:

  • Assessment of data availability and collection of pre-existing data for pre-population of the database
  • Data collection (from patient medical records) and collation
  • Analysis and reporting of the clinical audit data,
  • Evaluation to review how well the audit met its objectives.

The project commenced in May 2015 and was completed in March 2016.