The EURECCA project: Data items scored by European colorectal cancer audit registries
van Gijn, W × van den Broek, C. B. M Mroczkowski, P Dziki, A Romano, G Pavalkis, D Wouters, M W J M Moller, B Wibe, A Pahlman, L Harling, H Smith, J. J Penninckx, Freddy Ortiz, H Valentini, V van de Velde, C. J. H #
European Journal of Surgical Oncology vol:38 issue:6 pages:467-471
The EURECCA (European Registration of Cancer Care) consortium is currently formed by nine independently founded national colorectal audit registrations, of which most already run for many years. The cumulative experience of EURECCA's participants could be used to identify a 'core dataset' that covers all important aspects needed for high quality auditing and at the same time lacking needless data items that only consumes administrative effort. The aim of this study is to compare the data items used by the nine registries participating in EURECCA to identify a core dataset and explore options for future research.