To gain survival information for Australian patients included in the audit database, a data linkage was achieved with the National Death Index at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare in 2008. For information on New Zealand patients, data was linked with the Cancer Registry data and Mortality Collection data at the New Zealand Ministry of Health in 2011.
Multiple research projects were undertaken between 2010 and 2013, resulting in the papers listed below. Consumer summaries of these papers are also available.
Breast cancer survival in New Zealand women. ANZ Journal of Surgery (2015)
Breast cancer characteristics and survival differences between Maori, Pacific and other New Zealand women included in the Quality Audit program of Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention (2015)
Analysing risk factors for poorer breast cancer outcomes in residents of lower socioeconomic areas of Australia. Australian Health Review (2014)
Risk factors for poorer breast cancer outcomes in residents of remote areas of Australia. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention (2013)
Factors predictive of treatment by Australian breast surgeons of invasive female breast cancer by mastectomy rather than breast conserving surgery. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention (2013)
Age effects on survival from early breast cancer in clinical settings in Australia. ANZ Journal of Surgery (2012)
Survival from synchronous bilateral breast cancer: the experience of surgeons participating in the Breast Audit of the Society of Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand. Asia Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention (2012)
Adherence to recommended treatments for early invasive breast cancer: decisions of women attending surgeons in the Breast Cancer Audit of Australia and New Zealand. Asia Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention (2012)