Author: Radvile Mauricaite

BNOS: presenting our work on post-surgical outcomes

Now that the stress of presenting our work at a conference has passed and our time in the lovely city of Liverpool is coming to an end, it is a great opportunity to go back to our work and update those of you who could not make it to BNOS this year.

Although brain tumours are rare, they are the leading cause of cancer death in under 40’s. Nonetheless, national data on patient demographics, their treatment and care as well as variation in these has not been analysed and presented. GlioCova, is a project that uses linked national data, to understand brain tumour patient care and variation in these.

Neurosurgery is a key part of brain tumour patient treatment, whether it is to cure the cancer, diagnose or improve survival. Nonetheless, it is not without risks – neurosurgery is linked with complications such as venous thrombosis or hospital-acquired infections. Our previous work looked at surgeon volume and 30-day mortality.