American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Using NCDB Reporting Tools

Expectation: Under Standard 4.3 “A Cancer Liaison Physician serves in a leadership role within the cancer program and is responsible for evaluating, interpreting, and reporting the program’s performance using the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) data. The CLP reports the results of this analysis to the cancer committee at least 4 times a year.”
Task: Access and review your NCDB reports - Cancer Program Practice Profile Reports (CP3R), Hospital Comparison Benchmark Reports, and Survival reports to assess your cancer program’s performance as compared to data from other hospitals in your category, state, ACS region, or nationally. Use this data to create a report based on your facility's needs, improvements, or successes for your cancer committee meeting on a quarterly basis.
Step 1: Login to CoC Datalinks to find the NCDB Quality Reporting Tools. If you have forgotten your CoC Datalinks user name or password, contact CoC Datalinks for further assistance. Once you have received your user name and password, save it in a safe place where it will be easy for you to locate.
Step 2:

On the CoC Datalinks activity menu, locate “National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) Reporting Tools” tab and select your desired reporting tool to research, evaluate, or compare your data or create a report. 

National Cancer Data Base Quality Measures (PDF)

Time to Treatment (PDF)

NCDB Tip Card (PDF)

Reported Measure Compliance (PDF)

Stage at Diagnosis (PDF)

Other Data Resources

Submit examples of your quarterly Cancer Liaison Physician Reports to the Cancer Committee. Reports will be vetted and best practices will be formatted as Tools for Cancer Liaison Physicians.