HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Quality care assessment examines surgical quality for colorectal cancer patients

New research has identified indicators of surgical quality for colorectal cancer patients, according to a study published in the November 15 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Quality of care measures have been developed for many diseases and are used by agencies like the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to evaluate the quality of care for a variety of diseases. No regulatory agencies have currently adopted quality of care measures for colorectal cancer surgery, but practice guidelines for this surgery were created by a consensus panel sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in 2000.

Marcia L. McGory, M.D., of the University of California in Los Angeles, and colleagues updated and extended the NCI-sponsored guidelines. Using a modification of the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Methodology, which assesses indicators of care using a series of ratings by a panel of experts, they conducted interviews with leading specialists in colorectal cancer, general surgery, and surgical oncology, and reviewed the literature to identify candidate quality of care measures for colorectal cancer surgery. An expert panel then evaluated the candidate indicators.

The authors identified 142 candidate indicators of quality care in the fields of surgical credentials, preoperative evaluation, patient-provider discussions, medication use, intraoperative care, and postoperative management. The expert panel rated 92 of these indicators as valid. The authors suggest that these indicators of quality care for colorectal cancer surgery can be used to measure the quality of care for colorectal cancer patients and create quality-improvement programs.

"These indicators identify potentially meaningful and important steps for providing high quality cancer care among health care systems, hospitals, and providers offering surgical care to patients with colorectal cancer," they write.


'"/>

Contact: Andrea Widener
jncimedia@oxfordjournals.org
301-841-1287
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
14-Nov-2006


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Quality of treatment guidelines
2. Quality improvement effort pays off in diabetes care
3. Quality versus quantity -- transforming kidney transplant policy
4. Mayo Clinic ranked first in 2006 National Health Care Quality and Accountability
5. ASCO and ESMO announce Consensus Statement on Quality Cancer Care
6. Quality of life can improve in old age, claim researchers
7. Quality of care in hospitals varies among regions and within individual hospitals
8. Quality measures need to be field-tested, researchers find
9. Quality of care not necessarily better in hospitals that participate in quality improvement program
10. New guideline for the diagnostic assessment of children with continuous seizures
11. Statement released on the assessment of coronary artery disease by computed tomography

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/27/2020)... ... March 27, 2020 , ... During a time of global distress and concern about the impact ... the UNITE HERE Education and Support Fund in an effort to assist hospitality ... HERE represents 300,000 working people in the food service , hotel ...
(Date:3/22/2020)... , ... March 21, 2020 , ... ... announces easy-to-implement solutions that hospitals, medical organizations, and health centers can use for ... to the coronavirus pandemic, many medical professionals are working around the clock to ...
(Date:3/20/2020)... ... 20, 2020 , ... My heart goes out to those across our nation ... a loved one recently through similar circumstances - underlying conditions compounded by a virus ... a gamut of negative emotions just like many have: fear, anxiety, uncertainty. In contrast, ...
(Date:3/20/2020)... ... March 21, 2020 , ... The Healthcare Compliance Symposium ... day of live discussion and learning online. Experts will provide helpful insight on ... the role of boards, fraud, waste and abuse, and privacy and security laws ...
(Date:3/19/2020)... ... March 19, 2020 , ... Sucheta Kamath, Founder and ... a free Student Learning Exercise: ExQ® Superpower Hour. During the recent ... resources to help with the immediate need for activities that can be implemented ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/27/2020)... ... March 27, 2020 , ... Nexus, a national nonprofit ... name to Nexus Family Healing. For more than 45 years, Nexus has focused ... from mental, emotional and behavioral issues. Moving forward, Nexus Family Healing will fulfill ...
(Date:3/27/2020)... ... March 27, 2020 , ... PTS Diagnostics, a U.S.-based ... appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer. , Mr. Chapman brings 20 years ... of ARKRAY USA, Inc. He joins PTS Diagnostics with an accomplished track record ...
(Date:3/20/2020)... ... March 20, 2020 , ... Suntuity Solar ( https://suntuitysolar.com ... US headquarters in New Jersey, recently launched a new initiative in response to ... in the local communities across New Jersey, Maryland and Florida. “The Suntuity Pledge” ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: