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
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
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
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
Scandinavian journal of urology 2015 Jul 10 [Epub ahead of print]
Pär Stattin, Fredrik Sandin, Torsten Sandbäck, Jan-Erik Damber, Ingela Franck Lissbrant, David Robinson, Ola Bratt, Mats Lambe
Department of Surgery and Perioperative Sciences, Urology and Andrology, Umeå University Hospital , Umeå , Sweden