Journal article

Quality indicator selection for the Canadian Partnership against Cancer rectal cancer project: A modified Delphi study

Amandeep Pooni, Selina Schmocker, Carl Brown, Anthony MacLean, David Hochman, Lara Williams, Nancy Baxter, Marko Simunovic, Sender Liberman, Sebastien Drolet, Katerina Neumann, Kartik Jhaveri, Richard Kirsch, Erin D Kennedy



AIM: It is well established that (i) magnetic resonance imaging, (ii) multidisciplinary cancer conference (MCCs), (iii) preoperative radiotherapy, (iv) total mesorectal excision surgery and (v) pathological assessment as described by Quirke are key processes necessary for high quality, rectal cancer care. The objective was to select a set of multidisciplinary quality indicators to measure the uptake of these clinical processes in clinical practice. METHOD: A multidisciplinary panel was convened and a modified two-phase Delphi method was used to select a set of quality indicators. Phase 1 included a literature review with written feedback from the panel. Phase 2 included an in-person workshop..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Support for this project was provided by the Canadian Partnership against Cancer (CPAC), an independent, not-for-profit organization funded by the Canadian government.