The NAPRC is based on successful international models that emphasize program structure, patient care processes, performance improvement, and performance measures. We establish multidisciplinary teams and research-supported protocols. We collect data and track processes and patient outcomes. Plus we verify adherence to evidence-based procedures including total mesorectal excision, pathological assessment, and MRI staging and reporting.
The NAPRC has developed comprehensive standards for rectal cancer programs. To be accredited, your rectal cancer program will be evaluated against these standards to demonstrate your compliance and commitment to providing high-quality rectal cancer care.
The NAPRC Standards are used to evaluate the following elements of a rectal cancer program: Program Management, Clinical Services, and Quality Improvement.