- •Template reporting increases key colon tumour descriptors.
- •Template reporting was used for less than a third of the patients.
- •High risk of underreporting.
- Beets-Tan R.G.H.
- Lambregts D.M.J.
- Maas M.
- Bipat S.
- Barbaro B.
- Curvo-Semedo L.
- et al.
2. Material and methods
3. Statistical analysis
|Information||Free-text reports||Template reports||p - value|
|Tumour morphology||45 (9.7 %)||162 (81.0%)||p < 0.000001|
|≥ T3||224 (48.1%)||185 (92.5%)||p < 0.000001|
|Out-growth in mm||77 (16.5%)||102 (51.0%)||p < 0.000001|
|Nodal status||243 (73.6%)||197 (98.5%)||p < 0.000001|
|Distant metastases||401 (86.1%)||197 (98.5%)||P < 0.0001|
|TNM in conclusion||241 (51.2%)||195 (97.5%)||p < 0.000001|
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