ASCO and WHO to collaborate on quality indicators for cancer facilities

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Published: 4 Jun 2022
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Dr André Ilbawi - Cancer Control Officer, WHO

Dr André Ilbawi announces the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc.(ASCO) will work with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to measure and improve the quality of cancer care internationally. By leveraging one another’s resources and establishing networks and quality tools, we can amplify what we’re able to do towards providing high-quality care to more patients with cancer around the globe

He explains their goal is to achieve health-related targets of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals and WHO Global Action Plan on Non-Communicable Diseases and help cancer professionals provide the best possible care to their patients. In addition, their aim is to develop and get expert feedback on the draft indicators this year and begin implementing them in select pilot countries in 2023, publishing a summary of initial key findings in 2024.

Dr Ilbawi concludes by explaining that practices can use this performance data to identify, develop and implement quality improvement initiatives leading to better care and better outcomes for their patients.

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