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Cancer Care Outcomes

Sarah Cannon at The Medical Center of Aurora


At the Sarah Cannon/HealthONE Cancer Network, we continually monitor quality indicators and outcomes to improve patient care. These measures include evidence-based guidelines.  Providing care according to the recommendations of the Commission on Cancer, as well as the National Quality Forum (NQF), the American Society of Oncology (ASCO), and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) , is more likely to result in high quality patient outcomes.

The Medical Center of Aurora is proud of our outcomes on these key Cancer Program measures. Our multidisciplinary approach with collaboration among physicians, clinicians, and nurse navigators improves communication, coordination of care, and effective treatment for our patients.


Consideration or Administration of Combination Chemptherapy Within Four Months of Diagnosis When Appropriate


Consideration or Administration of Hormone Therapy Within One Year of Diagnosis When Appropriate


Radiation Therapy is Considered or Administered Following Any Mastectomy Within One Year of Diagnosis of Breast Cancer for Women with >+4 Positive Regional Lymph Nodes


Preoperative chemo and radiation are administered for clinical AJCC T3N0, T4N0, or Stage III; or Postoperative chemo and radiation are administered within 180 days of diagnosis for clinical AJCC T1-2N0 with pathologic AJCC T3N0, T4N0, or Stage III; or treatment is considered; for patients under the age of 80 receiving resection for rectal cancer.


References: The American College of Surgeons (ACoS) 2015, Standard 1.12.

DEFINITION AND REQUIREMENTS

Each year, the cancer committee develops and disseminates a report of patient or program outcomes to the public. The content of the report includes outcome information on 1 or more of the following standards:

  • Standard 4.1 Prevention Programs
  • Standard 4.2 Screening Programs
  • Standard 4.4 Accountability Measures – these will be the measures that we will use
  • Standard 4.5 Quality Improvement Measures – these will be the measures that we will use
  • Standard 4.6 Monitoring Compliance with Evidence-Based Guidelines
  • Standard 4.7 Studies of Quality
  • Standard 4.8 Quality Improvements