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.
Quality Reporting: Getting Started

CLP Orientation Video

NCDB Tip Card (PDF)

National Cancer Data Base Quality Measures (PDF)

Interpreting the National Cancer Data Base Quality Measures

CLP: Getting Started in CoC Datalinks 

CLP: Navigating the Cancer Program Practice Profile Reports


Tips for the CLP

Time to Treatment (PDF)

Reported Measure Compliance (PDF)

Stage at Diagnosis (PDF)

Public Benchmark Reports Video

Value of RQRS (Coming Fall 2015)

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.