In partnership with the Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF), the Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health (GPBCH) has produced a summary report on hospital inpatient cancer care services in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Six measures for which data were available were examined in this report: hospital volume, hospital safety, compliance with cancer clinical care standards, nursing care excellence, patient experience with care, and cancer care clinical quality. The findings suggest that the region’s hospitals do differ in the quality and safety of cancer care services. Consumers are encouraged to use this information in speaking with their doctors and deciding where to seek care when faced with a diagnosis of cancer. This project was funded by Genentech.
Read the full report here.