Cancer services clinical quality indicators
The clinical quality indicators for cancer services are:
Breast cancer survival
The clinical quality indicator for the proportion of patients surviving five years after treatment for breast cancer.
High quality integrated care of patients with cancer improves long-term survival.
We aim for our five year survival rate to be in the top quartile of trusts.
Cellular pathology reporting
The clinical quality indicator for the proportion of cellular pathology specimens that are reported within seven days of receipt.
Turnaround times measure efficiency of laboratory operation. A fast turnaround time is an important component of efficient and timely clinical care, and may facilitate earlier patient discharge.
NHS Improvement proposed targets for reports within seven days and three days.
We aim to report 95% of 'seven-day' reports and 50% of 'three-day' reports within the specified times.
The clinical quality indicator for the proportion of patients who die in the place of their expressed preference.
Many patients receiving palliative care express a preference to die outside hospital, either at home or in another community care setting.
We will aim for 80% of patients known to the community palliative care service to achieve their expressed preference.
In 2013-14, 83% of patients known to the Royal Free community palliative care team, and who expressed a preference, died in their preferred place of care.
We met our goal for this metric.
[Source: Coordinate My Care]