Quality Assurance and Improvement in Head and Neck Cancer Surgery: From Clinical Trials to National Healthcare Initiatives.

Détails

ID Serval
serval:BIB_CA8FCFE2F9E5
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Synthèse (review): revue aussi complète que possible des connaissances sur un sujet, rédigée à partir de l'analyse exhaustive des travaux publiés.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Quality Assurance and Improvement in Head and Neck Cancer Surgery: From Clinical Trials to National Healthcare Initiatives.
Périodique
Current treatment options in oncology
Auteur(s)
Simon C., Caballero C.
ISSN
1534-6277 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1534-6277
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
24/05/2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
19
Numéro
7
Pages
34
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Review
Publication Status: epublish
Résumé
It is without question in the best interest of our patients, if we can identify ways to improve the quality of care we deliver to them. Great progress has been made within the last 25 years in terms of development and implementation of quality-assurance (QA) platforms and quality improvement programs for surgery in general, and within this context for head and neck surgery. As of now, we have successfully identified process indicators that impact outcome of our patients and the quality of care we deliver as surgeons. We have developed risk calculators to determine the risk for complications of individual surgical patients. We have created perioperative guidelines for complex head and neck procedures. We have in Europe and North America created audit registries that can gather and analyze data from institutions across the world to better understand which processes need change to obtain good outcomes and improve quality of care. QA platforms can be tested within the clearly defined environment of prospective clinical trials. If positive, such programs could be rolled out within national healthcare systems, if feasible. Testing quality programs in clinical trials could be a versatile tool to help head neck cancer patients benefit directly from such initiatives on a global level.
Mots-clé
Clinical trials, EORTC, HNSCC, Head and neck cancer, QA, Quality assurance, Quality improvement
Pubmed
Web of science
Création de la notice
31/05/2018 18:54
Dernière modification de la notice
18/06/2018 17:06
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