Journal article

The Development of Practice Standards for Radiation Oncology in Australia: A Tripartite Approach

T Kron, M Dwyer, L Smith, A MacDonald, M Pawsey, E Raik, A Arnold, B Hill, GM Duchesne

CLINICAL ONCOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE LONDON | Published : 2015

Abstract

In many areas of health care, practice standards have become an accepted method for professions to assess and improve the quality of care delivery. The aim of this work is to present the development of practice standards for radiation oncology in Australia, highlighting critical points and lessons learned. Following a review of radiotherapy services in Australia, a multidisciplinary group with support from the Australian Government developed practice standards for radiation oncology in Australia. The standards were produced in a multistep process including a nationwide survey of radiotherapy centres and piloting of the standards in a representative subset of all Australian radiotherapy centr..

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