Evaluating the quality of cancer care: development of cancer quality indicators for a global quality assessment tool.

@article{Malin2000EvaluatingTQ,
  title={Evaluating the quality of cancer care: development of cancer quality indicators for a global quality assessment tool.},
  author={Jennifer L. Malin and Steven M. Asch and Eve A. Kerr and Elizabeth A. McGlynn},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2000},
  volume={88 3},
  pages={
          701-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND The rise of managed care has increased interest in measuring, reporting, and improving quality of care. To date, quality assessment has relied on a leading indicator approach, which may miss important variations in care. The authors developed cancer specific indicators using a novel case-based approach for a quality measurement tool designed to compare different managed care organizations. METHODS Based on a review of the literature, quality indicators were developed for 6 types of… CONTINUE READING
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