Quality of Care Indicators in Pancreatic Cancer

Ashika D. Maharaj, John Raymond Zalcberg, Liane J. Ioannou, Daniel Croagh, Sue M. Evans

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Quality of care is defined by a range of dimensions (safe, effective, efficient, timely, patient-centred and equitable care) and components (structure, process, outcome). From a clinical perspective, quality of care is measured through the development of core-sets of quality indicators that is based on current evidence and best practice. In addition, Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) are equally important in understanding a patient’s perspective on their wellbeing, functional status and health-related quality of life. The latter is an important consideration in values-based healthcare. To achieve optimal care in pancreatic cancer which is characterised by poor survival, high symptom and psychological burden, care needs to be monitored using the above described measures, then evaluated to identify variations that exist and reported back to relevant stakeholders within a framework of a continuous quality improvement cycle.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTextbook of Pancreatic Cancer
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Practice of Surgical Oncology
EditorsKjetil Søreid, Stefan Stättner
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783030537869
ISBN (Print)9783030537852
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Quality of care
  • Quality indicators
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • PROMs
  • Value-based health

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