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released: 23 Oct 2014 author: AIHW

This report presents the ‘current state’ of the Australian Cancer Database (ACD), and identifies and presents approaches for the continued development and enhancement of the database towards the defined ‘goal state’. To ensure that the ACD continues to supply national, responsive, policy-relevant cancer incidence, prevalence, survival and mortality data, the AIHW, with the support and cooperation of state and territory cancer registries, examined all governance arrangements and end-to-end data processes that affect the quality and currency of the ACD. The goal state for the collection is defined, specific points of influence identified, and potential next steps towards achieving the goal state are presented as points for consideration and discussion among ACD stakeholders and contributors.

ISSN 1039-3307; ISBN 978-1-74249-660-3; Cat. no. CAN 86; 70pp.; $13

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso page
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
      • The Australian Cancer Database: a national statistical asset
      • Current state: overall very good, with room for improvement
      • The goal state: a vision for the future
  • Body section
    • 1 The Australian Cancer Database: a national statistical asset
      • 1.1 What is the current state of the ACD?
      • 1.2 How does the current ACD compare internationally?
    • 2 The goal state: a vision for the future
      • 2.1 5 goals for the future
      • 2.2 Defining the 'goal state'
      • 2.3 Achieving the goal state
    • 3 Building the Australian Cancer Database
      • 3.1 Jurisdictional data collection
      • 3.2 Providing jurisdictional data to AIHW
      • 3.3 Collating the national dataset
      • 3.4 Disseminating national cancer data
    • 4 Discussion-securing the Australian Cancer Database, a vision for the future
      • 4.1 Discussion points for consideration
      • 4.2 Conclusion: working toward the goal state
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: Australian Cancer Database 2010 Data Quality Statement
    • Appendix B: ACD agreed data items
    • Appendix C: Data quality summary-Australian states and territories
    • Appendix D: Data quality summary-International
    • Appendix E: Jurisdictional approval matrix
    • Appendix F: Key stakeholders
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

AIHW 2014. Australian Cancer Database: current status and a vision for the future. Cancer series no. 89. Cat. no. CAN 86. Canberra: AIHW.

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