Measuring the utilization, timeliness, and appropriateness of cancer treatment

Delivering the appropriate treatment in a timely manner provides the best chance of cure for patients diagnosed with cancer. For palliative patients, access to the right treatment can help reduce symptoms and improve the quality of life remaining. Here you will find a selection of indicators measuring the utilization, timeliness, and degree of concordance with guidelines for surgery, systemic, and radiation therapy for the most common disease sites. Several indicators include performance targets which can help quantify the magnitude of the improvement opportunities at the provincial and national levels.