Testicular cancer: improving outcomes with national quality performance indicators.

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.

BMJ open quality. 2020 Mar [Epub]

Mark A Baxter, Graham MacDonald, Jahangeer Malik, Alistair Law, ├ůsa Dahle-Smith, Walter Mmeka, Roland Donat, Cj Shukla, John Connor, Colin Houston, Ashita Waterston, Jeff White

University of Dundee, Dundee, UK ., Department of Oncology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, UK., Department of Oncology, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK., Department of Oncology, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, UK., Department of Oncology, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, UK., Department of Urology, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK., NHS Scotland National Services Division, Edinburgh, UK., Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, Glasgow, UK.

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