Cancer System Performance

November 2016

Cancer

Country of origin: Canada

A website allows cancer patients, their families and health care providers in Ontario, Canada, to access the province's latest cancer information. The Cancer System Quality Index, the first such resource in North America, provides information such as wait times for surgery and radiation, prevention initiatives and quality of care.


The five areas the site covers are accessibility of services to patients, efficiency in the use of services, how cancer and cancer risk factors affect Ontario residents, treatment quality and the ability to understand and measure improvements.


The index helps the government effectively allocate meagre resources by highlighting areas of improvement. Doctors also will be able to use the index to give patients the latest comprehensive information.

Resources

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Manual for Cancer Services: Chemotherapy Measures December 2016 Following a three month consultation period the revised chemotherapy measures were published recently for inclusion in the...
Study finds HPV from Oral Sex is linked to Throat Cancer November 2016 Oral sex increases the risk of transmitting the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV), suggests a new study...
Asian-language cancer information resource November 2016 About 4 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have limited English proficiency, a disadvantage when it comes to...
Living with and beyond cancer - improving future survivorship services November 2016 The National Cancer Survivorship Initiative (NCSI) has published Living with and Beyond Cancer: Taking Action to Improve...
Cancer System Performance November 2016 A website allows cancer patients, their families and health care providers in Ontario, Canada, to access the province's...
Achieving world-class cancer outcomes: a strategy for England 2015-2020 October 2016 The Independent Cancer Taskforce has published Achieving world-class cancer outcomes: a strategy for England 2015-2020....
GP Practice Profiles for Cancer October 2016 The GP practice profiles for cancer were produced in support of the National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative. They...
Predicting Melanoma Spread October 2016 This online tool will allow doctors to predict how melanoma can spread around the body.

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