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2020 NAPBC Value of Accreditation Survey Results

Dear National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) Breast Program Colleagues,

We would like to thank you for your continued participation in the NAPBC accreditation program and for your commitment to providing high-quality care to your breast patients. Earlier this year, we distributed a survey to gather your opinions on the value of NAPBC Accreditation and how we can enhance that value moving forward. Completion of the survey counted towards compliance with one of the two studies required under Standard 6.1 – Quality and Outcomes, and participating centers have received a communication confirming their participation for use in demonstrating compliance with the standard.

We are pleased to report that 288 accredited centers participated in the survey; representing a 48% overall response rate – THANK YOU!

The 2020 NAPBC Value of Accreditation Survey Results are posted to our website for download for your information and review. Please share them with your breast center team. The NAPBC Task Force overseeing the survey and its analysis, along with the NAPBC Board, were very pleased with the overall positive results. Some key findings include:

  • 93% of accredited centers chose to pursue accreditation to improve patient care, and 84% chose accreditation to standardize patient care.
  • 98% strongly agreed and agreed that the standards and accreditation process challenged their breast center to provide optimal, high quality care.
  • 94% strongly agreed and agreed that the standards have had a direct impact on how the center delivers care.
  • 87% of centers feel the on-site visit adds value to the center.

Task Force members continue to meet to analyze the data and determine resources that can be developed to enhance the value of accreditation based on the survey results. In addition, Task Force members will be reaching out to individual breast centers who agreed to be contacted to gain more insight into their survey responses to inform the development of strategies to increase value. More to come on what we will be developing for centers to further enhance the value of accreditation.

Thank you again for your participation.

Scott Kurtzman, MD, FACS
Chair, National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers