Original Publication Date: 1 May, 2016
Publication / Source: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
Authors: James R Broughman & Ronald C Chen
There is increasing attention in the US healthcare system on the delivery of high-quality care, an issue central to oncology. In the report ‘Crossing the Quality Chasm’, the Institute of Medicine identified six aims for improving healthcare quality: safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient and equitable. This article describes how current big data resources can be used to assess these six dimensions, and provides examples of published studies in oncology.