A structured framework for optimizing surgical quality through process-of-care trials

Nikhil Waingankar, Nestor F. Esnaola, Robert G. Uzzo

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Abstract

Increased national focus has been placed on care delivery processes and their effect on health care quality. At the institutional level, investigators are increasingly engaged in surgical process-of-care trials that, compared to traditional randomized treatment trials, more explicitly control and mitigate provider- and system-based risk. Process-of-care trials have the potential to improve patient care while also improving the culture of a surgical department, hospital, and system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-179
Number of pages3
JournalUrologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2017

Keywords

  • Care delivery
  • Integrated systems
  • Outcomes
  • Process measures
  • Process-of-care trials
  • Quality
  • Randomized trials
  • Risk
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Urology

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