Premature Mortality

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 26th February 2013.

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Photo of John Baron John Baron Conservative, Basildon and Billericay 11:30 am, 26th February 2013

It is widely accepted that late diagnosis of cancer makes for premature mortality. Will the Government recommend the inclusion of proxy measures such as staging and accident and emergency admissions in the outcomes indicator set, as a way of complementing the one and five-year survival measures? That would give us a more complete picture of how CCGs are performing in encouraging earlier diagnosis.