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  • Measure Summary
  • NQMC:011225
  • Jul 2016

Breast cancer: proportion of patients with breast cancer who die within 30 days of chemotherapy treatment.

NHS Scotland, Scottish Cancer Taskforce, National Cancer Quality Steering Group. Breast cancer clinical quality performance indicators. Edinburgh (Scotland): Healthcare Improvement Scotland; 2016 Jul. 37 p. [21 references]

View the original measure documentation External Web Site Policy

This is the current release of the measure.

Primary Measure Domain

Clinical Quality Measures: Outcome

Secondary Measure Domain

Does not apply to this measure

Description

This measure is used to assess the proportion of patients with breast cancer who die within 30 days of chemotherapy treatment.

This indicator will be reported separately for neo-adjuvant, adjuvant and palliative chemotherapy, as opposed to one single figure.

Note from the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse: This measure is part of the Cancer Quality Performance Indicators (QPIs) collection. For more information, including a complete list of QPI measure sets, please visit the Healthcare Improvement Scotland Web site External Web Site Policy.

Rationale

Treatment related mortality is a marker of the quality and safety of the whole service provided by the multidisciplinary team (MDT) (NHS Quality Improvement Scotland, 2008).

Outcomes of treatment, including treatment related morbidity and mortality should be regularly assessed.

Treatment should only be undertaken in individuals that may benefit from that treatment. This Cancer Quality Performance Indicator (QPI) is intended to ensure treatment is given appropriately, and the outcome reported on and reviewed.

Evidence for Rationale

NHS Quality Improvement Scotland. Management of breast cancer services. Edinburgh (Scotland): NHS Quality Improvement Scotland; 2008 Jul. 58 p. [50 references]

NHS Scotland, Scottish Cancer Taskforce, National Cancer Quality Steering Group. Breast cancer clinical quality performance indicators. Edinburgh (Scotland): Healthcare Improvement Scotland; 2016 Jul. 37 p. [21 references]

Primary Health Components

Breast cancer; death; chemotherapy treatment

Denominator Description

All patients with breast cancer who undergo chemotherapy

Numerator Description

Number of patients with breast cancer who undergo chemotherapy that die within 30 days of treatment

Type of Evidence Supporting the Criterion of Quality for the Measure

  • A clinical practice guideline or other peer-reviewed synthesis of the clinical research evidence
  • A formal consensus procedure, involving experts in relevant clinical, methodological, public health and organizational sciences

Additional Information Supporting Need for the Measure

Unspecified

Extent of Measure Testing

The collection of data is piloted on a small number of patient records using a paper data collection form produced by Information Services Division (ISD). The aim is to identify any anomalies or difficulties with data collection prior to full implementation. At least one NHS board in each Regional Cancer Network participates in the pilot.

Evidence for Extent of Measure Testing

NHS Scotland. National cancer quality performance indicators: overview of development process. Edinburgh (Scotland): NHS Scotland; 2012 Dec. 7 p.

State of Use

Current routine use

Current Use

Internal quality improvement

National reporting

Public reporting

Measurement Setting

Ambulatory/Office-based Care

Ambulatory Procedure/Imaging Center

Hospital Inpatient

Hospital Outpatient

Professionals Involved in Delivery of Health Services

Physicians

Least Aggregated Level of Services Delivery Addressed

Single Health Care Delivery or Public Health Organizations

Statement of Acceptable Minimum Sample Size

Unspecified

Target Population Age

Unspecified

Target Population Gender

Either male or female

National Quality Strategy Aim

Better Care

National Quality Strategy Priority

Making Care Safer
Prevention and Treatment of Leading Causes of Mortality

IOM Care Need

End of Life Care

Getting Better

Living with Illness

IOM Domain

Effectiveness

Safety

Case Finding Period

Unspecified

Denominator Sampling Frame

Patients associated with provider

Denominator (Index) Event or Characteristic

Clinical Condition

Therapeutic Intervention

Denominator Time Window

Does not apply to this measure

Denominator Inclusions/Exclusions

Inclusions
All patients with breast cancer who undergo chemotherapy

Exclusions
None

Exclusions/Exceptions

None

Numerator Inclusions/Exclusions

Inclusions
Number of patients with breast cancer who undergo chemotherapy that die within 30 days of treatment

Note: This indicator will be reported separately for neo-adjuvant, adjuvant and palliative chemotherapy, as opposed to one single figure.

Exclusions
None

Numerator Search Strategy

Fixed time period or point in time

Data Source

Electronic health/medical record

Paper medical record

Type of Health State

Death

Instruments Used and/or Associated with the Measure

Unspecified

Measure Specifies Disaggregation

Measure is disaggregated into categories based on different definitions of the denominator and/or numerator

Basis for Disaggregation

This indicator will be reported separately for neo-adjuvant, adjuvant and palliative chemotherapy, as opposed to one single figure.

Scoring

Rate/Proportion

Interpretation of Score

Desired value is a lower score

Allowance for Patient or Population Factors

Unspecified

Standard of Comparison

External comparison at a point in, or interval of, time

External comparison of time trends

Internal time comparison

Prescriptive standard

Prescriptive Standard

Target:

  • Neo-adjuvant and adjuvant treatment – less than 1%
  • Palliative treatment – less than 5%

Evidence for Prescriptive Standard

NHS Scotland, Scottish Cancer Taskforce, National Cancer Quality Steering Group. Breast cancer clinical quality performance indicators. Edinburgh (Scotland): Healthcare Improvement Scotland; 2016 Jul. 37 p. [21 references]

Original Title

QPI 15 – 30 day mortality following chemotherapy.

Measure Collection Name

Cancer Quality Performance Indicators (QPIs)

Measure Set Name

Breast Cancer

Submitter

NHS Scotland - National Government Agency [Non-U.S.]

Scottish Cancer Taskforce - National Government Agency [Non-U.S.]

Developer

NHS Scotland - National Government Agency [Non-U.S.]

Scottish Cancer Taskforce - National Government Agency [Non-U.S.]

Funding Source(s)

Scottish Government

Composition of the Group that Developed the Measure

Breast Cancer QPI Development Group

Financial Disclosures/Other Potential Conflicts of Interest

Unspecified

Adaptation

This measure was not adapted from another source.

Date of Most Current Version in NQMC

2016 Jul

Measure Maintenance

The Cancer Quality Performance Indicators (QPIs) will be kept under regular review and be responsive to changes in clinical practice and emerging evidence.

Date of Next Anticipated Revision

Unspecified

Measure Status

This is the current release of the measure.

Source(s)

NHS Scotland, Scottish Cancer Taskforce, National Cancer Quality Steering Group. Breast cancer clinical quality performance indicators. Edinburgh (Scotland): Healthcare Improvement Scotland; 2016 Jul. 37 p. [21 references]

Measure Availability

Source document available from the Healthcare Improvement Scotland Web site External Web Site Policy.

For more information, contact the Healthcare Improvement Scotland at Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, Scotland EH12 9EB; Phone: 0131 623 4300; E-mail: comments.his@nhs.net; Web site: www.healthcareimprovementscotland.org/ External Web Site Policy.

Companion Documents

The following is available:

  • NHS Scotland. National cancer quality performance indicators: overview of development process. Edinburgh (Scotland): NHS Scotland; 2012 Dec. 7 p. This document is available from the Healthcare Improvement Scotland Web site External Web Site Policy.

NQMC Status

This NQMC summary was completed by ECRI Institute on June 7, 2017.

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