Quality Measures

Quality measures are essential to improving care quality, resource use, and patient outcomes. There is an increased demand for the development of robust, evidence-based quality measures. Clinicians and healthcare organizations use clinical quality measures to assess care and identify opportunities for improvement for the purposes of quality improvement and accountability.  To close existing gaps in care, there is an interest in measures that are broadly applicable, meaningful, and patient-centered. Clinical quality measures offer opportunities to improve the quality of patient care by assessing the structures, clinical processes, and clinical and patient-reported outcomes associated with the ability to provide high-quality health care.

Measurement science at ASCO includes three distinct but well-integrated areas — measure development, measure specifications, and measure testing — each of which is essential to producing high-quality measures ready for widespread adoption and implementation.

Visit the ASCO Measures Library for the complete list of ASCO Measures.

Submit Concepts for Measure Development

Complete the Measure Intake Form for your measure concept, to be considered by the ASCO Measures Steering Group.

All concepts must be received by August 1 of each year.

The ASCO Measures Steering Group will review during their annual priority setting process each fall.

View our Measures Library, Open Comment, and Measures in Development pages for more information.

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