Quality of Cancer Care
The purpose of these efforts, substantially supported by the Applied Research Program, is to enhance the state of the science on the quality of cancer care
and inform federal and private-sector decision making on care delivery, coverage, regulation, and standard setting. Work is underway to make cancer a
working model for quality of care research and the translation of this research into practice. This requires addressing how data collection about cancer
care can be standardized and made most useful to a variety of audiences, including providers, patients, survivors, their families, purchasers, payers,
researchers, and policymakers.
The Applied Research Program's Outcomes Research Branch and Health Services and Economics Branch have spearheaded several key activities in this arena, which include: