This Health Needs Assessment aims to: • inform SCN Regional Strategic Planning • provide evidence to make decisions about the priorities in respect to cancer care and control • provide an interpretation of key results in order to support strategic decision making, service planning and research activities in the South Island. It reports on: Trends in New Cancer Registrations and Mortality; Age, Gender, ethnic, South Island Geographical Area. Inequalities; Population Characteristics Impacting on Cancer Volumes

Additional information:

Volume of data (e.g. how many records) Since when? Number of new registrations for the top nine cancer sites combined in South island region: 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 3,053 3,177 3,234 3,535 3,684 3,574 3,637 3,663 3,714 3,866 3,795 4,041
Scope Regional
Does the data contain diagnoses and clinical outcomes? Does the data contain procedures, device information and medication for therapy? Does this data set have cost / price data? Yes - Dx
Brief info about the systems and processes used to collect/manage data. Q: Where the data is collected, in what form, and accessibility? Population projection information was sourced from Statistics New Zealand. Information on the number of new registrations and deaths was sourced from the New Zealand Cancer Registry. The New Zealand Cancer Registry is a collection of malignant disease cases that have been diagnosed in New Zealand. The Ministry of Health supplied information on cancer survival rates, cancer incidence and cancer mortality. The National Screening Unit supplied breast and cervical screening data. Information on radiotherapy treatment waiting times was provided by the Christchurch and Dunedin Hospital Oncology Departments