Potential pitfalls of binary reporting metrics using a QOPI end-of-life (EOL) sample.

Abstract

261 Background: Practice accountability through measurement is emergent in the United States. The National Quality Forum has adopted several EOL metrics as national standards. Care at EOL is highly variable due to patient and family preference, symptom management, and psychosocial care. We hypothesize binary measures with fixed cut-points limit the… (More)
DOI: 10.1200/jco.2014.32.30_suppl.261

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