One of the barriers to improving the quality of cancer care in the United States is the inadequacy of data systems. Out-of-date or incomplete information about the performance of doctors, hospitals, health plans, and public agencies makes it hard to gauge the quality of care. Augmenting today's data systems could start to fill the gap.
This report examines the strengths and weaknesses of current systems and makes recommendations for enhancing data systems to improve the quality of cancer care. The board's recommendations fall into three key areas:
Table of Contents
|What Would an Ideal Cancer Data System Look Like?||11-17|
|How are Healthcare Systems Monitoring Quality Today?||18-36|
|The Data Infrastructure for Health Services Research||37-45|
|Status of the Cancer Care Data System||46-75|
|Findings and Recommendations||76-94|
|Acronyms and Abbreviations||105-108|
|Appendix A: Ensuring Quality Cancer Care, Report Summary||109-122|
|Appendix B: Workshop Agenda and Participants||123-130|
|Appendix C: Summary of Selected Registry-Based Quality Studies||131-140|
|Appendix D: Information on Cancer Registries, by State||141-147|
|Appendix E: Reporting Requirements, NPCR, NCDB, SEER||148-154|
The National Academies Press and the Transportation Research Board have partnered with Copyright Clearance Center to offer a variety of options for reusing our content. You may request permission to:
For most Academic and Educational uses no royalties will be charged although you are required to obtain a license and comply with the license terms and conditions.
For information on how to request permission to translate our work and for any other rights related query please click here.
For questions about using the Copyright.com service, please contact:
Copyright Clearance Center
22 Rosewood Drive
Danvers, MA 01923
Tel (toll free): 855/239-3415 (select option 1)
Loading stats for Enhancing Data Systems to Improve the Quality of Cancer Care...