Testicular cancer: improving outcomes with national quality performance indicators

Mark Baxter (Lead / Corresponding author), Graham MacDonald, Jahangeer Malik, Alistair Law, Asa Dahle-Smith, Walter Mmeka, Roland Donat, Cj Shukla, John Connor, Colin Houston, Ashita M. Waterston, Jeff White

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Abstract

Testicular cancer is the most common malignancy in young adult men. The prognosis is excellent in limited disease and cure is possible even in advanced disease. Quality performance indicators (QPI) are used in many developed countries as a measure of healthcare performance. We report and discuss the development of a national set of QPIs in Scotland for testicular cancer as a method of gathering demographic data and driving improvement in nationwide testicular cancer outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere000726
Number of pages7
JournalBMJ Open Quality
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2020

Keywords

  • clinical practice guidelines
  • continuous quality improvement
  • healthcare quality improvement
  • performance measures
  • quality improvement methodologies

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