Proposed Lung Cancer Quality Performance Indicators: Draft descriptions for review

Closed 22 Jul 2019

Opened 1 Jul 2019


The Ministry and the National Lung Cancer Working Group (the Working Group) have worked together to develop a set of proposed quality performance indicators (QPIs) for lung cancer.

The proposed indicators have been selected to measure performance and drive quality improvement in lung cancer diagnosis and treatment services. The Working Group has identified a set of 19 QPIs that measure the quality of care and outcomes for people with lung cancer in New Zealand and support continuous quality improvement in lung cancer care.

Data will be collected on a national basis from existing Ministry National Collections.

Download the draft descriptions

What feedback are we seeking?

We are providing an opportunity for all clinicians involved in lung cancer services to provide feedback on this set of 19 lung cancer QPIs. In particular, we would like to know:

  • if you think these QPIs are useful measures that can drive quality improvement for services provided to people diagnosed and treated for lung cancer in New Zealand
  • if you have any feedback on the QPI descriptions and/or data descriptions.

Who are we seeking feedback from?

Primarily we are seeking feedback from clinicians who provide diagnosis and treatment services for people with lung cancer in New Zealand. Other DHB staff may also wish to comment on the indicators.

We expect clinicians will assess the indicators in areas that relate to their specialist knowledge. A clinician may review as many indicators as they wish.

How can you provide your feedback?

You can provide feedback via our online survey.

You can also send your feedback, comments and any queries about the indicator development process to

When do we need feedback by?

Please complete your review of the indicators and submit any other feedback by Monday 22 July 2019

What happens next

Feedback will be presented and considered at the next Working Group meeting on 2 August 2019. Feedback will be incorporated into an agreed final set of QPIs to develop further. The next phase of the project is to assess the data and develop data specifications for extracting data. We will also develop the reporting requirements for each indicator.


  • Health sector


  • Cancer services