Use of quality indicators to evaluate the care of patients with localized prostate carcinoma.

@article{Miller2003UseOQ,
  title={Use of quality indicators to evaluate the care of patients with localized prostate carcinoma.},
  author={David C Miller and Mark S. Litwin and Martin George Sanda and James E. Montie and Rodney L. Dunn and Jennifer Resh and Howard Mark Sandler and John T. Wei},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2003},
  volume={97 6},
  pages={1428-35}
}
BACKGROUND The goal of quality assurance in health care is to preserve and improve patient care. Recently, RAND developed a set of evidence-based candidate indicators for evaluating the quality of care for patients with localized prostate carcinoma; however, the feasibility and sensitivity of these indicators have not been tested in a clinical setting. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the feasibility of measuring these quality indicators and to determine their sensitivity to change… CONTINUE READING

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