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Quality Cancer Tools

The National Cancer Database (NCDB) maintains a number of web-based data applications that have been developed to promote access to NCDB data. These tools are for use by Commission on Cancer (CoC)-accredited programs as a means by which to evaluate and compare the cancer care delivered to patients diagnosed and/or treated at their facility with that provided at the state, regional, and national levels.

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Each of these reporting applications requires a log-in, and can be accessed through the CoC Datalinks portal.

For detailed information about these data applications, select below:

  • NCDB Hospital Comparison Benchmark Reports (HCBR) allows users to generate user-defined reports to assess demographic, cancer identification, treatment, and administrative data either within one program, aggregated among CoC-accredited facilities, or compared to other programs.
  • NCDB Survival Reports (Survival) assesses unadjusted AJCC stage-stratified, five-year observed survival rates for all cancer sites. This reporting tool enables users to generate program-specific survival reports filtered by primary site of the cancer and diagnosis period.
  • Cancer Program Practice Profile Reports (CP3R) offers local providers’ information to assess adherence to and consideration of standard of care therapies for major cancers. This reporting tool provides a platform from which to promote continuous practice improvement to improve quality of patient care at the local level and also permits hospitals to compare their care for these patients relative to that of other providers.
  • Rapid Quality Reporting System (RQRS) was developed to assist CoC-accredited programs in promoting evidenced-based cancer care at the local level. It is a web-based, systematic data collection and reporting system that advances evidenced-based treatment through a prospective alert system for anticipated care, which supports care coordination required for breast and colorectal cancer patients at participating cancer programs.
  • Cancer Quality Improvement Program (CQIP) is unique in providing not only short-term quality and outcome data, but also long-term outcome data including five-year survival rates for commonly treated malignancies stratified by stage. This annually released report can be used by CoC-accredited programs to assess quality within their programs.
  • Data Completeness and Default Overuse Report provides feedback to accredited programs about submission of missing, unknown, or nonspecific information for data items required by the NCDB.