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Survival as a Quality Metric of Cancer Care

J Oncol Pract; ePub 2017 Nov 1; Shulman, et al

Survival rates for patients with certain types of breast and lung cancers were better at National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer centers than at other kinds of hospitals, according to an anlysis involving nearly 370,000 individuals. Investigators used the National Cancer Data Base to analyze survival in patients with stage III breast (n=116,787) and stage IIIB or IV non–small-cell lung (n=252,392) cancers. Among the results:

  • After adjustment at the hospital level, few hospitals had statistically better or worse survival rates.
  • By hospital type, survival rates were significantly better at NCI–designated comprehensive cancer centers than they were at academic cancer centers and community hospitals.

Citation:

Shulman L, Palis B, McCabe R, et al. Survival as a quality metric of cancer care: Use of the National Cancer Data Base to assess hospital performance. [Published online ahead of print November 1, 2017]. J Oncol Pract. doi:10.1200/JOP.2016.020446.

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