Binational Colorectal Cancer Audit (BCCA)

Academic Lead:Professor Susannah Ahern
Head, Clinical Outcomes Data Reporting and Research Program
Clinical Leads: Professor Alexander Heriot, Colorectal Surgeon
Dr Philip Smart, Colorectal Surgeon
Registry Contact: Dr Hayat Dagher
Phone: +61 3 9853 8013
Email: bcca@cssanz.org
Purpose / Aims:

The Binational Colorectal Cancer Audit (BCCA) is a clinical quality registry established by the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CCSSANZ). It was started as a clinical audit and is a surgeon-led surgical audit applicable to all surgeons who perform colorectal cancer surgery.

BCCA data is used for clinical audit of the surgical practices of Australian and New Zealand surgeons for the purpose of quality assurance. The audit also works towards creating a large dataset containing Australian and New Zealand data that can be used for research and quality improvement purposes, with the aim of advancing knowledge and understanding of treatment for colorectal cancer. By creating this dataset BCCA will be able to identify areas pertinent to patient safety, identify benchmarks and identify sites that may be performing outside the common bounds of the larger group.

BCCA collects information on patient and tumour characteristics, colorectal cancer management, complications of treatment, and clinical quality indicators relating to quality of surgical and hospital care.

Population Captured: All patients 18 years or older undergoing resection or treatment for colorectal cancer at participating public and/or private hospitals.
Outcomes Collected: The BCCA collects information relating to diagnosis, surgery, pathology, treatment and outcomes.
Funding Source: CSSANZ Members’ annual subscription fee contribution; CSSANZ support; Royal Australian College of Surgeons; Epworth Health; and Medtronics for education and reporting initiatives.
Website:bowelcanceraudit.com