Cancer Center Exceeds Performance Measures
Performance measures give patients a way to assess health care quality compared to national standards. Measurements are a way to help patients know if they are receiving appropriate and high-quality care.
Measures/data can come from many sources, including those endorsed by the National Quality Forum (NQF). The NQF is an organization dedicated to improving the quality of American health care.
According to the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (ACS CoC), by which UMass Memorial Medical Center is accredited, the Cancer Program Practice Profile Reports (measurements provided by the NQF) review measures for breast and colorectal cancers, symptom management, and end-of-life care.
The reports, also called CP3R, provide consumers with quality data and health care institutions with accurate data about cancer care practices.
What do these charts mean?
Data compares UMass Memorial Medical Center (My Cancer Center on the chart) to other hospitals in Massachusetts, New England, the Northeast, all ACS CoC-approved cancer programs and all teaching hospital cancer programs in the United States. The charts show that our Cancer Center exceeds comparative data sources in all of the performance measures and compared to all sites.