Joint Commission focusing on quality measures for breast cancer patients

The Joint Commission Division of Quality and Research is now focusing on developing quality measures to assess and improve care for breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy in an ambulatory setting.

The National Philanthropic Trust's Breast Cancer Fund is providing funds to the Oncology Nursing Society Foundation (ONS) to develop this set of quality measures. Testing will take place throughout the year, and public comment on the Breast Cancer Care (BCC) quality measures is being accepted through March 19.

(Source: HCPro Accreditation Connection, http://hcpro.com, March 15, 2010)