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Annals of Surgical Oncology

, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 611–618 | Cite as

Quality Measurement in Cancer Care Delivery

  • Nabil Wasif
  • Janice N. Cormier
  • Clifford Y. Ko
  • Laurence E. McCahill
  • Stephen B. Edge
  • Sandra L. Wong
  • Thomas Anthony
  • Daniel Kollmorgen
  • Stuart G. Marcus
  • Aaron Bleznak
  • Stanley P. L. Leong
Healthcare Policy and Outcomes

Abstract

During the past decade, increasing emphasis has been placed on defining and measuring the quality of health care delivery. The Outcomes Committee of the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) was established in 2008 to explore and promote emerging outcomes-related topics that are most relevant to society membership. In recognition of the importance of health care quality, a mini-symposium was held at the SSO’s 63rd Annual Cancer Symposium in St. Louis, Missouri, in March 2010. The primary objective of the symposium was to define what constitutes quality measurement in cancer care. This article presents an overview of the symposium proceedings.

Keywords

Cancer Care Quality Improvement Initiative National Quality Forum Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Breast Care Center 
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Notes

Acknowledgment

We appreciate the secretarial assistance of Sue Louiseau, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA. The authors listed in this article (except Dr. Clifford Ko) represent current and outgoing members of the Society of Surgical Oncology Outcomes Research Committee, who contributed to the design and preparation of the mini-symposium held in March 2010 at the 63rd Annual Cancer Symposium in St. Louis, Missouri. We also acknowledge the incoming members, Drs. Robert S. Krouse, Steve K. Libutti, Carol J. Swallow, and Jeffrey D. Wayne for critical review of the manuscript.

Conflict of interest

No financial disclosures or conflicts of interest for any of the authors.

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© Society of Surgical Oncology 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nabil Wasif
    • 1
  • Janice N. Cormier
    • 2
  • Clifford Y. Ko
    • 3
  • Laurence E. McCahill
    • 4
  • Stephen B. Edge
    • 5
  • Sandra L. Wong
    • 6
  • Thomas Anthony
    • 7
  • Daniel Kollmorgen
    • 8
  • Stuart G. Marcus
    • 9
  • Aaron Bleznak
    • 10
  • Stanley P. L. Leong
    • 11
  1. 1.Mayo Clinic ArizonaPhoenixUSA
  2. 2.University of Texas MD Anderson Medical CenterHoustonUSA
  3. 3.David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLALos AngelesUSA
  4. 4.Lacks Cancer CenterGrand RapidsUSA
  5. 5.Roswell Park Cancer InstituteBuffaloUSA
  6. 6.University of Michigan Health SystemAnn ArborUSA
  7. 7.UT Southwestern Medical CenterDallasUSA
  8. 8.The Iowa Clinic/John Stoddard Cancer CenterWest Des MoinesUSA
  9. 9.Elizabeth Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer CareSt. Vincent’s Medical CenterBridgeportUSA
  10. 10.John and Dorothy Morgan Cancer CenterLeigh Valley Health NetworkAllentownUSA
  11. 11.Center for Melanoma Research and TreatmentCalifornia Pacific Medical Center Research InstituteSan FranciscoUSA

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