Quality measurement in cancer care: A review and endorsement of high-impact measures and concepts

Thomas A. D’Amico, Lindsey A.M. Bandini*, Alan Balch, Al B. Benson, Stephen B. Edge, C. Lyn Fitzgerald, Robert J. Green, Wui Jin Koh, Michael Kolodziej, Shaji Kumar, Neal J. Meropol, James L. Mohler, David Pfister, Ronald S. Walters, Robert W. Carlson

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Abstract

Although oncology care has evolved, outcome assessment remains a key challenge. Outcome measurement requires identification and adoption of a succinct list of metrics indicative of high-quality cancer care for use within and across healthcare systems. NCCN established an advisory committee, the NCCN Quality and Outcomes Committee, consisting of provider experts from NCCN Member Institutions and other stakeholders, including payers and patient advocacy, community oncology, and health information technology representatives, to review the existing quality landscape and identify contemporary, relevant cancer quality and outcomes measures by reevaluating validated measures for endorsement and proposing new measure concepts to fill crucial gaps. This manuscript reports on 22 measures and concepts; 15 that align with existing measures and 7 that are new.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)250-259
Number of pages10
JournalJNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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    D’Amico, T. A., Bandini, L. A. M., Balch, A., Benson, A. B., Edge, S. B., Lyn Fitzgerald, C., Green, R. J., Koh, W. J., Kolodziej, M., Kumar, S., Meropol, N. J., Mohler, J. L., Pfister, D., Walters, R. S., & Carlson, R. W. (2020). Quality measurement in cancer care: A review and endorsement of high-impact measures and concepts. JNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 18(3), 250-259. https://doi.org/10.6004/jnccn.2020.7536