Bowel Cancer Intelligence UK (BCIUK) is a large programme of research being led by Professor Eva Morris at the University of Leeds (find out more about the wider project here on the BCIUK website). The key aim of this project is to create a COloRECTal Repository (CORECT-R) of administrative data which can be used to address important questions around patient treatment and care, ultimately leading to improved outcomes. CORECT-R is funded by Cancer Research UK.
The Edinburgh Health Economics (EHE) group are providing the health economics expertise for BCIUK, securing access to the Scottish CORECT-R data set and analysing the data.
The CORECT-R Scottish data will, for the first time, allow for a detailed investigation into the clinical pathway for colorectal cancer patients in Scotland and subsequently provide evidence on the cost and outcomes of their treatment. The use of administrative data to study cancer outcomes and treatment is novel in Scotland and BCIUK hopes to demonstrate how this data can be used to successfully develop analytical methods with the ultimate goal of improving colorectal cancer outcomes in Scotland and the rest of the UK.