Quality measures and outcomes for breast cancer surgery

Jeffrey Landercasper, Caprice C. Greenberg, Steven L. Chen

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2 Scopus citations


Quality measurement is necessary to identify gaps in health care quality and to assess the effectiveness of quality improvement initiatives. Multiple reports measuring the quality of breast cancer care provide evidence that inequities and disparities exist. In some cases, variation in care is associated with geography, institution, and surgeon, as well as patient race, socioeconomic status, and insurance status. To search for and address these quality concerns, multiple professional organizations have developed both quality measures and an electronic platform to capture quality data regarding the provider-patient encounter. Armed with this information, peer performance comparisons between providers-benchmarking-can improve quality. This chapter serves as a primer to present the best strategies for quality measurement and performance improvement for breast surgeons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Breast
Subtitle of host publicationComprehensive Management of Benign and Malignant Diseases
PublisherElsevier Inc.
ISBN (Print)9780323359559
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Benchmark
  • Clinical outcomes research
  • Diagnostic errors
  • Disparities
  • Inequities
  • Patient registries
  • Peer performance comparison
  • Quality
  • Quality gaps
  • Quality improvement
  • Quality measures
  • Safety
  • Value
  • Variability of care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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