Testicular cancer: improving outcomes with national quality performance indicators

Baxter, M. A. et al. (2020) Testicular cancer: improving outcomes with national quality performance indicators. BMJ Open Quality, 9(1), e000726. (doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2019-000726) (PMID:32213550) (PMCID:PMC7206916)

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Testicular cancer is the most common malignancy in young adult men. The prognosis is excellent in limited disease and cure is possible even in advanced disease. Quality performance indicators (QPI) are used in many developed countries as a measure of healthcare performance. We report and discuss the development of a national set of QPIs in Scotland for testicular cancer as a method of gathering demographic data and driving improvement in nationwide testicular cancer outcomes.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Clinical practice guidelines, continuous quality improvement, healthcare quality improvement, performance measures, quality improvement methodologies.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:White, Dr Jeffery
Authors: Baxter, M. A., MacDonald, G., Malik, J., Law, A., Dahle-Smith, Å., Mmeka, W., Donat, R., Shukla, C., Connor, J., Houston, C., Waterston, A., and White, J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Cancer Sciences
Journal Name:BMJ Open Quality
Publisher:BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN (Online):2399-6641
Published Online:24 March 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 The Authors
First Published:First published in BMJ Open Quality 9(1): e000726
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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