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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

Use of Health
Data to Improve
Structure Planning: National cancer control programs that are:
     1. Accessible
     2. Equitable
     3. Flexible and iteratively planned
     4. Sustainable
     5. Scalable
     6. Economically efficient
     1. Harmonization of national cancer control efforts between groups
     2. Identifying applicable models from other countries
     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