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Table 1 Health Data for Quality Cancer Control in Developing Countries

From: Cancer control in developing countries: using health data and health services research to measure and improve access, quality and efficiency

Quality
Assessment
Category
Use of Health
Data to Improve
Quality
Structure Planning: National cancer control programs that are:
     1. Accessible
     2. Equitable
     3. Flexible and iteratively planned
     4. Sustainable
     5. Scalable
     6. Economically efficient
  Collaboration:
     1. Harmonization of national cancer control efforts between groups
     2. Identifying applicable models from other countries
  Transparency:
     1. Participation: Public involvement in decision making
     2. Advocacy: Calls for greater funding
     3. Accountability: To public and funding agencies
  Research Development:
     1. Defining research priorities
     2. Identifying research subjects
  Education: Improving local medical curricula in oncology
  Capacity building: Local training in health policy, epidemiology and health services research
Process Follow-up: Ensuring follow-up for cancer screening and treatment
  Knowledge translation:
     1. Identifying targets for knowledge translation initiatives
     2. Evaluation of knowledge translation initiatives
  Patient safety and quality assurance: Audit of technical process
Outcome Evaluation, monitoring and improvement of national cancer control efforts:
     1. Effectiveness
     2. Accessibility
     3. Equitability
     4. Sustainability
     5. Economic efficiency