Table 1

Health Data for Quality Cancer Control in Developing Countries

Quality

Assessment

Category

Use of Health

Data to Improve

Quality


Structure

Planning: National cancer control programs that are:

1. Accessible

2. Equitable

3. Flexible and iteratively planned

4. Sustainable

5. Scalable

6. Economically efficient


Collaboration:

1. Harmonization of national cancer control efforts between groups

2. Identifying applicable models from other countries


Transparency:

1. Participation: Public involvement in decision making

2. Advocacy: Calls for greater funding

3. Accountability: To public and funding agencies


Research Development:

1. Defining research priorities

2. Identifying research subjects


Education: Improving local medical curricula in oncology


Capacity building: Local training in health policy, epidemiology and health services research


Process

Follow-up: Ensuring follow-up for cancer screening and treatment


Knowledge translation:

1. Identifying targets for knowledge translation initiatives

2. Evaluation of knowledge translation initiatives


Patient safety and quality assurance: Audit of technical process


Outcome

Evaluation, monitoring and improvement of national cancer control efforts:

1. Effectiveness

2. Accessibility

3. Equitability

4. Sustainability

5. Economic efficiency


Hanna and Kangolle BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10:24   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-10-24

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