Using the NCDB for cancer care improvement: An introduction to available quality assessment tools

Mehul V. Raval, Karl Y. Bilimoria, Andrew K. Stewart, David J. Bentrem, Clifford Y. Ko

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Abstract

Improving the quality of cancer care requires high-quality data, mechanisms to feed back information to hospitals, systems to act on the data, and participation of providers. The purpose of this review is to describe how the National Cancer Database (NCDB) can be utilized to improve the quality of cancer care in the United States through a variety of benchmarking reports and data feedback mechanisms available to hospitals approved by the Commission on Cancer (CoC).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)488-490
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of surgical oncology
Volume99
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 15 2009

Keywords

  • Health care quality assessment
  • National Cancer Database (NCDB)
  • Quality of health care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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