Quality Measurement and Pay for Performance.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Recent debate has focused on which quality measures are appropriate for surgical oncology and how they should be implemented and incentivized. Current quality measures focus primarily on process measures (use of adjuvant therapy, pathology reporting) and patient-centered outcomes (health-related quality of life). Pay for performance programs impacting surgical oncology patients focus primarily on preventing postoperative complications, but are not specific to cancer surgery. Future pay for performance programs in surgical oncology will likely focus on incentivizing high-quality, low-cost cancer care by evaluating process measures, patient-centered measures, and costs of care specific to cancer surgery.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lee, JS; Nathan, H

Published Date

  • October 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 621 - 632

PubMed ID

  • 30213407

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-5042

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.soc.2018.05.003


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States