Title: EORTC-GCG process quality indicators for ovarian cancer surgery
Authors: Verleye, L ×
Ottevanger, P B
van der Graaf, W
Reed, N S
Vergote, Ignace #
Issue Date: Mar-2009
Publisher: Pergamon
Series Title: European Journal of Cancer vol:45 issue:4 pages:517-526
Abstract: INTRODUCTION: Surgery is the mainstay of staging and treatment of ovarian cancer. Optimal quality of ovarian cancer surgery implies complete staging and removal of all macroscopic tumour with minimal harm to the patient in order to ensure best patient outcome. However, variation in the quality of ovarian cancer surgery is apparent. In order to assess and improve the quality of care, quality indicators can be used. METHODS: To identify candidate quality indicators, a literature search was performed using relevant MESH terms. These were assessed for validity, feasibility and measurability. RESULTS: Five quality indicators for staging of presumed early-stage ovarian cancer and six for primary debulking surgery for advanced disease are proposed. CONCLUSION: The defined quality indicators can be used to monitor and improve the quality of surgery for ovarian cancer.
ISSN: 0959-8049
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Gynaecological Oncology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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