Quality indicators for the evaluation of patients with lung cancer

Peter J. Mazzone, Anil Vachani, Andrew Chang, Frank Detterbeck, David Cooke, John Howington, Amos Dodi, Douglas Arenberg

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Ideally, quality indicators are developed with the input of professional groups involved in the care of patients. This project, led by the Thoracic Oncology Network and Quality Improvement Committee of the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), had the goal of developing quality indicators related to the evaluation and staging of patients with lung cancer.

METHODS: Evidence-based guidelines were used to generate a list of process-of-care quality indicators, and project members revised the content and wording of this list. A survey of the Steering Committee of the Thoracic Oncology Network was performed to rate the validity feasibility, and relevance of the indicators. Predefined thresholds were used to select indicators from the list. This process was repeated for the selected indicators through a survey available to all members of the Thoracic Oncology Network. Three academic medical centers determined if the surviving indicators were feasible and relevant within their practices.

RESULTS: Eighteen quality indicators were draft ed. Eleven survived the first round of voting and seven survived the second round of voting. One was related to tissue acquisition for molecular testing, four were related to staging and stage documentation, one was related to smoking cessation counseling, and one was related to documentation of a performance status measure. The indicators were feasible and relevant within the practices assessed.

CONCLUSIONS: We have defined seven process-of-care quality indicators related to the evaluation and staging of patients with lung cancer, which are felt to be valid, feasible, and relevant by lung cancer specialists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)659-669
Number of pages11
JournalChest
Volume146
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Lung Neoplasms
Thorax
Quality of Health Care
Politics
Documentation
Smoking Cessation
Quality Improvement
Counseling
Patient Care
Guidelines
Surveys and Questionnaires

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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Mazzone, P. J., Vachani, A., Chang, A., Detterbeck, F., Cooke, D., Howington, J., ... Arenberg, D. (2014). Quality indicators for the evaluation of patients with lung cancer. Chest, 146(3), 659-669. https://doi.org/10.1378/chest.13-2900

Quality indicators for the evaluation of patients with lung cancer. / Mazzone, Peter J.; Vachani, Anil; Chang, Andrew; Detterbeck, Frank; Cooke, David; Howington, John; Dodi, Amos; Arenberg, Douglas.

In: Chest, Vol. 146, No. 3, 01.09.2014, p. 659-669.

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Mazzone, PJ, Vachani, A, Chang, A, Detterbeck, F, Cooke, D, Howington, J, Dodi, A & Arenberg, D 2014, 'Quality indicators for the evaluation of patients with lung cancer', Chest, vol. 146, no. 3, pp. 659-669. https://doi.org/10.1378/chest.13-2900
Mazzone PJ, Vachani A, Chang A, Detterbeck F, Cooke D, Howington J et al. Quality indicators for the evaluation of patients with lung cancer. Chest. 2014 Sep 1;146(3):659-669. https://doi.org/10.1378/chest.13-2900
Mazzone, Peter J. ; Vachani, Anil ; Chang, Andrew ; Detterbeck, Frank ; Cooke, David ; Howington, John ; Dodi, Amos ; Arenberg, Douglas. / Quality indicators for the evaluation of patients with lung cancer. In: Chest. 2014 ; Vol. 146, No. 3. pp. 659-669.
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