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Quality indicators and excellence requirements for a multidisciplinary lung cancer tumor board by the Spanish Lung Cancer Group.

Authors
  • Guirado, M1
  • Sanchez-Hernandez, A2
  • Pijuan, L3
  • Teixido, C4
  • Gómez-Caamaño, A5
  • Cilleruelo-Ramos, Á6
  • 1 Medical Oncology Department, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, 03203, Elche, Spain. , (Spain)
  • 2 Medical Oncology Department, Consorcio Hospitalario Provincial de Castellón, 12002, Castellón de la Plana, Spain. , (Spain)
  • 3 Pathology Department, Bellvitge University Hospital, 08907, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain. , (Spain)
  • 4 Thoracic Oncology Unit, Department of Pathology, IDIBAPS, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, C. de Villarroel, 170, 08036, Barcelona, Spain. [email protected] , (Spain)
  • 5 Department of Radiation Oncology, Hospital Clínico Universitario Santiago de Compostela, 15706, Santiago de Compostela, Spain. , (Spain)
  • 6 Thoracic Surgery Department, Hospital Clínico Universitario Valladolid, 47005, Valladolid, Spain. , (Spain)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical & Translational Oncology
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2022
Volume
24
Issue
3
Pages
446–459
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s12094-021-02712-8
PMID: 34665437
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Multidisciplinary care is needed to decide the best therapeutic approach and to provide optimal care to patients with lung cancer (LC). Multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) are optimal strategies for the management of patients with LC and have been associated with better outcomes, such as an increase in quality of life and survival. The Spanish Lung Cancer Group has promoted this review about the current situation of the existing national LC-MDTs, which also offers a set of excellence requirements and quality indicators to achieve the best care in any patient with LC. Time and sufficient resources; leadership; administrative and institutional support; and recording of activity are key factors for the success of LC-MDTs. A set of excellence requirements in terms of staff, resources and organization of the LC-MDT have been proposed. At last, a list of quality indicators has been agreed to achieve and measure the performance of current LC-MDTs. © 2021. The Author(s).

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