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


The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) represents a consortium of national, professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and monitoring of outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast. This mission is pursued through standard-setting, scientific validation, and patient and professional education. The NAPBC Board has worked diligently to assure multidisciplinary leadership representation and has recently sanctioned its program structure and standards, which include nationally recognized breast cancer quality performance measures that will serve as an initial platform for measuring quality improvement.

The objectives include:

  • Consensus development of criteria for breast centers and a survey process to monitor compliance
  • Strengthen the scientific basis for improving quality care
  • Establish a National Breast Disease Database to report patterns of care and effect quality improvement
  • Reduce the morbidity and mortality of breast cancer by improving screening mammography and advocating for increased access to and participation in clinical trials
  • Expand programs of quality improvement measurement and benchmark comparison

NAPBC 2013 Annual Report

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