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  • Measure Summary
  • NQMC:011152
  • Jun 2016

Testicular cancer: proportion of patients with testicular cancer undergoing primary orchidectomy within 2 weeks of ultrasonographic diagnosis.

NHS Scotland, Scottish Cancer Taskforce. Testicular cancer clinical quality performance indicators. Edinburgh (Scotland): Healthcare Improvement Scotland; 2016 Jun. 29 p. [19 references]

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This is the current release of the measure.

Primary Measure Domain

Clinical Quality Measures: Process

Secondary Measure Domain

Does not apply to this measure

Description

This measure is used to assess the proportion of patients with testicular cancer undergoing primary orchidectomy within 2 weeks of ultrasonographic diagnosis.

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

Orchidectomy is the primary therapeutic intervention for patients who have early-stage testicular cancer (Jones & Vasey, 2003).

The overall aim of primary orchidectomy is to remove the tumour and minimise local recurrence and abnormal lymphatic spread (Gori et al., 2005).

To ensure pathological information is obtained and future treatment decision making can be made, it is important that orchidectomy is carried out as quickly as possible from diagnosis.

Evidence for Rationale

Gori S, Porrozzi S, Roila F, Gatta G, De Giorgi U, Marangolo M. Germ cell tumours of the testis. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2005 Feb;53(2):141-64. PubMed External Web Site Policy

Jones RH, Vasey PA. Part I: testicular cancer--management of early disease. Lancet Oncol. 2003 Dec;4(12):730-7. PubMed External Web Site Policy

NHS Scotland, Scottish Cancer Taskforce. Testicular cancer clinical quality performance indicators. Edinburgh (Scotland): Healthcare Improvement Scotland; 2016 Jun. 29 p. [19 references]

Primary Health Components

Testicular cancer; orchidectomy; ultrasonographic diagnosis

Denominator Description

All patients with testicular cancer undergoing orchidectomy (see the related "Denominator Inclusions/Exclusions" field)

Numerator Description

Number of patients with testicular cancer undergoing orchidectomy within 2 weeks of ultrasonographic diagnosis (see the related "Numerator Inclusions/Exclusions" field)

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
  • One or more research studies published in a National Library of Medicine (NLM) indexed, peer-reviewed journal

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 the 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

Male (only)

National Quality Strategy Aim

Better Care

National Quality Strategy Priority

Prevention and Treatment of Leading Causes of Mortality

IOM Care Need

Getting Better

Living with Illness

IOM Domain

Effectiveness

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 testicular cancer undergoing orchidectomy

Exclusions
Patients undergoing chemotherapy prior to orchidectomy

Exclusions/Exceptions

Unspecified

Numerator Inclusions/Exclusions

Inclusions
Number of patients with testicular cancer undergoing orchidectomy within 2 weeks of ultrasonographic diagnosis

Exclusions
Patients undergoing chemotherapy prior to orchidectomy

Numerator Search Strategy

Fixed time period or point in time

Data Source

Electronic health/medical record

Paper medical record

Type of Health State

Does not apply to this measure

Instruments Used and/or Associated with the Measure

Unspecified

Measure Specifies Disaggregation

Does not apply to this measure

Scoring

Rate/Proportion

Interpretation of Score

Desired value is a higher 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: 95%

The tolerance within this target is designed to account for situations where patients cannot undergo immediate surgery due to co-morbidities. It also accounts for the fact that some patients require repeat ultrasound for clinical confirmation or pre-surgical semen storage. In addition it is intended to reflect factors of patient choice.

Evidence for Prescriptive Standard

NHS Scotland, Scottish Cancer Taskforce. Testicular cancer clinical quality performance indicators. Edinburgh (Scotland): Healthcare Improvement Scotland; 2016 Jun. 29 p. [19 references]

Original Title

QPI 3 – primary orchidectomy.

Measure Collection Name

Cancer Quality Performance Indicators (QPIs)

Measure Set Name

Testicular 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

Testicular 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 Jun

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

2018 Mar

Measure Status

This is the current release of the measure.

Source(s)

NHS Scotland, Scottish Cancer Taskforce. Testicular cancer clinical quality performance indicators. Edinburgh (Scotland): Healthcare Improvement Scotland; 2016 Jun. 29 p. [19 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 May 16, 2017.

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