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Scand J Urol. 2016;50(1):21-8. doi: 10.3109/21681805.2015.1063083. Epub 2015 Jul 10.

Dashboard report on performance on select quality indicators to cancer care providers.

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a 1 Department of Surgery and Perioperative Sciences, Urology and Andrology, Umeå University Hospital , Umeå, Sweden.
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b 2 Regional Cancer Centre Uppsala Örebro, Uppsala University Hospital , Uppsala, Sweden.
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c 3 Evry Consulting , Stockholm, Sweden.
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d 4 Department of Urology, Sahlgrenska Academy , Göteborg, Sweden.
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e 5 Department of Oncology, Sahlgrenska Academy , Göteborg, Sweden.
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f 6 Department of Urology, Ryhov County Hospital , Jönköping, Sweden.
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g 7 Department of Translational Medicine, Lund University , Lund, Sweden.
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h 8 Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institute , Stockholm, Sweden.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Cancer quality registers are attracting increasing attention as important, but still underutilized sources of clinical data. To optimize the use of registers in quality assurance and improvement, data have to be rapidly collected, collated and presented as actionable, at-a-glance information to the reporting departments. This article presents a dashboard performance report on select quality indicators to cancer care providers.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Ten quality indicators registered on an individual patient level in the National Prostate Cancer Register of Sweden and recommended by the National Prostate Cancer Guidelines were selected. Data reported to the National Prostate Cancer Register are uploaded within 24 h to the Information Network for Cancer Care platform. Launched in 2014, "What''s Going On, Prostate Cancer" provides rapid, at-a-glance performance feedback to care providers.

RESULTS:

The indicators include time to report to the National Prostate Cancer Register, waiting times, designated clinical nurse specialist, multidisciplinary conference, adherence to guidelines for diagnostic work-up and treatment, and documentation and outcome of treatment. For each indicator, three performance levels were defined.

CONCLUSION:

What's Going On, a dashboard performance report on 10 selected quality indicators to cancer care providers, provides an example of how data in cancer quality registers can be transformed into condensed, at-a-glance information to be used as actionable metrics for quality assurance and improvement.

KEYWORDS:

Cancer quality registers; quality improvement; quality measurement

PMID:
26162012
DOI:
10.3109/21681805.2015.1063083
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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