Performance indicators for monitoring the integrated care pathway of patients with colorectal cancer: the E.Pic.A. project


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Title Performance indicators for monitoring the integrated care pathway of patients with colorectal cancer: the E.Pic.A. project
Creator Ricotti, Andrea
Messori Ioli, Giovanni
Altini, Mattia
Bachini, Letizia
Balzi, William
Frassineti, Giovanni Luca
Gemmi, Fabrizio
Massa, Ilaria
Pierini, Andrea
Bertetto, Oscar
Racca, Patrizia
Description Background: Given limitations in economic resources, achieving sustainability in healthcare is an increasingly important issue driving policy decisions. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a frequent oncological diagnosis with an incidence that is expected to increase, making the efficient utilisation of resources a major priority for its diagnosis and treatment. To assess potentially inappropriate utilisation of services in the integrated care pathway of patients with malignant CRC, a series of key performance indicators (KPIs) have been developed by a multidisciplinary panel of the E.Pic.A. project (Economic Appropriateness of an Integrated Care Pathway).Methods: The KPIs identified had to comply with criteria of reliability, representativeness, accessibility and operativity. A definition is provided for each of the KPIs, along with the methodology used to calculate it and a reference target.Results: Eight KPIs were identified that can measure inadequacies of services provided in the diagnostic and treatment pathways for CRC: four for instrumental diagnostics, three for surgery and one for oncologic therapy.Conclusions: Use of the methodology described can help payors to obtain detailed information on inappropriate and wasteful use of healthcare resources, which would then permit their reallocation for interventions with higher value for patients with CRC and other pathologies. (HTA & Market Access, Oncology)
Publisher Aboutscience Srl
Date 2019-06-15
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Original Research Article
Format application/pdf
Source AboutOpen; V. 6 N. 1 (2019): January - December 2019; 48-54
AboutOpen; Vol 6 No 1 (2019): January - December 2019; 48-54
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Andrea Ricotti, Giovanni Messori Ioli, Mattia Altini, Letizia Bachini, William Balzi, Giovanni Luca Frassineti, Fabrizio Gemmi, Ilaria Massa, Andrea Pierini, Oscar Bertetto, Patrizia Racca

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