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Publication - Consultation Paper

Review of Lung Cancer Quality Performance Indicators: consultation

Published: 14 Nov 2016
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781786526007

A consultation on the revised Lung Cancer Quality Performance Indicators (QPIs), which were revised following a formal review.

40 page PDF

630.7kB

40 page PDF

630.7kB

Contents
Review of Lung Cancer Quality Performance Indicators: consultation
4. Format of the Quality Performance Indicators

40 page PDF

630.7kB

4. Format of the Quality Performance Indicators

QPIs are designed to be clear and measurable, based on sound clinical evidence whilst also taking into account other recognised standards and guidelines.

  • Each QPI has a short title which will be utilised in reports as well as a fuller description which explains exactly what the indicator is measuring.
  • This is followed by a brief overview of the evidence base and rationale which explains why the development of this indicator was important.
  • The measurability specifications are then detailed; these highlight how the indicator will actually be measured in practice to allow for comparison across NHSScotland.
  • Finally a target is indicated, which dictates the level each unit should be aiming to achieve against each indicator.

In order to ensure that the chosen target levels are the most appropriate and drive continuous quality improvement as intended they are kept under review and revised as necessary, if further evidence or data becomes available.

Rather than utilising multiple exclusions, a tolerance level has been built into the QPIs.

It is very difficult to accurately measure patient choice, co-morbidities and patient fitness therefore target levels have been set to account for these factors. Further detail is noted within QPIs where there are other factors which influenced the target level.

Where 'less than' (<) target levels have been set the rationale has been detailed within the relevant QPI. All other target levels should be interpreted as 'greater than' (>) levels.


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