Barts Health NHS Trust

Thoracic Outcomes

Lung Cancer Clinical Outcomes Publication 2016 (2014 data)

The outcomes of patients undergoing surgery to remove a lung cancer in this Trust in 2014 are given here.

Three outcomes are reported. These are the percentage of patients alive at 30 and 90 days after surgery, and the median length of stay for a lung cancer operation in this Trust. Beside these numbers are the combined figures for all Trusts in England that undertake lung cancer surgery within the NHS.

Surgeons operating in this hospital

Wood Alan Jeffrey51
Lau Kevin30
Edmondson Stephen47
Awad Wael9
(** table shows number of operations performed for primary lung cancer **)

Early survival after lung cancer surgery in this hospital

Number of operations Survived after 30 days (adjusted percentage) Odds ratio* and 99.8 confidence interval for 30 day survival Survival after 90 days (adjusted percentage) Odds ratio* and 99.8 confidence interval for 90 day survival
Barts Health NHS Trust 142 98.3% 1.28
0.42 - 3.90%
95.5% 0.84
0.42 - 1.67%
England total 5657 97.93% 96.22%
This hospital team is not an outlier at either 30 or 90 day survival.

Brief description

This page shows the percentage of all patients who underwent surgery in this hospital and who survived 30 days and 90 days after the day of their surgery. The number of patients surviving is high across all hospitals in England.

The characteristics of patients that a Trust operates on affect their results. For example, older patients or those who are less fit are more likely to have complications than others. In order to provide a useful comparison for patients, and to treat Trusts that operate on higher risk populations as fairly as possible, we adjust the results mathematically, to partially take account of this effect. More information on this process is available from the LCCOP page here.

Once the survival data is adjusted, it is analysed to look for “outliers”. These are units whose results are so much better (positive outliers) or worse (negative outliers) than the national results that the difference is not likely to be due to chance. This year there were no negative outliers on any outcome measure. One hospital achieved a 30 day survival rate that was significantly better than the national data, meeting our criteria to be defined as a positive outlier.

*The odds ratio is the odds (chances) of a patient surviving surgery in this hospital, compared to the national average. Some difference is expected by chance.

Length of stay

Median length of stay (nights) Interquartile range Percentage data completeness
Barts Health NHS Trust 7 5 -12 82
All England 6 5-10 74.8%

This data includes all nights spent in hospital, both before and after their operation, during their admission for lung cancer surgery. The data is obtained by matching two NHS databases, the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) and the Cancer and Outcomes Services Dataset (COSD). It has not been possible to exactly match every patient across the two datasets, and so not every patient is included in this figure. The ‘percentage data completeness” column records the percentage of patients operated in this hospital where who could find length of stay data for.