32. QUALITY PERFORMANCE INDICATOR COMPLIANCE FOR THE TREATMENT OF OESOPHAGEAL ADENOCARCINOMA IN NEW ZEALANDYijiao (Joanna) Wang, Suheelan Kulasegaran, Sanket Srinivasa, Jonathan Koea, Andrew Maccormick
- General Medicine
Oesophageal adenocarcinoma (OAC) is a lethal condition. The management is typically multifaceted with oesophagectomy being the cornerstone of treatment. Quality performance indicators (QPIs) are objective measurements of aspects of patient’s care that affect clinical outcomes. We look to measure a set of clinically relevant QPIs that can be used to capture key aspects of patient management at our institution.
all patients with OAC treated from 2010 to 2015, and 2020 to 2021 at Te Whatu Ora Waitemata were included. Patients with secondary metastases to the oesophagus or gastric cancer with extension to the oesophagus were excluded. Electronic data in the form of clinic letters, operation notes, histology and radiology reports were reviewed. QPI adherence was collected in binary form.
QPIs with consistently high compliance rates include radiological staging and histological diagnosis, perioperative dietitian involvement, explanations of disease and treatment intent, and pathology report documentation. QPIs demonstrating significant change and improvement across the two groups include endoscopic resection (60.0% of patients with T1 disease in 2010 to 88.9% in 2020 group), multimodality treatment (majority ECF and ECX perioperative chemotherapy in 2010 to majority FLOT chemotherapy in 2020 group) and minimally invasive approach (30.4% hybrid in 2010 compared to 72.4% hybrid in 2020).
QPIs from the systematic review were readily measurable and were variably implemented in clinical practice. Areas requiring improvement were identified however relevance to real-world clinical outcomes require further focus of investigation.