Quality indicators for radiation oncology

Susan V. Harden, Kim-Lin Chiew, Jeremy Millar, Shalini K. Vinod

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Abstract

Quality Indicators, based on clinical practice guidelines, have been used in medicine and within oncology to measure quality of care for over twenty years. However, radiation oncology quality indicators are sparse. This article describes the background to the development of current national and international, general and tumour site-specific radiation oncology quality indicators in use. We explore challenges and opportunities to expand their routine prospective collection and feedback to help drive improvements in the quality of care received by people undergoing radiation therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-257
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
Volume66
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2022

Keywords

  • benchmarking
  • clinical key performance indicators
  • quality indicators
  • quality measures
  • radiation oncology
  • radiotherapy

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