07/22: Study published on results of quality indicators
A recent publication in the Journal of Cancer of Research and Clinical Oncology examines the development of the implementation rate of guideline-based quality indicators for the treatment of ovarian and cervical cancer. The study presents the outcomes of certified gynaecological cancer centres between 2015-2019, as well as looking at the status of guideline-based care and identifying interventions to improve implementation rates. The results of the study show that a division of the quality indicators into two categories, namely process organisation and treatment procedures, allows a differentiated consideration of the improvement potential of quality indicators and thus better tailored improvement measures can be defined. The study demonstrates that guideline-based quality indicators make an important contribution to quality assurance and improvement in everyday clinical practice and that a combination of different measures is necessary to sustainably anchor quality in health care.