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

Standard 3.1: Clinical Trial Information

Information about the availability of breast cancer-related clinical trials is provided to patients through a formal mechanism.

Definition and Requirements

By providing information about the availability of breast cancer-related clinical trials, the facility offers patients the opportunity to participate in the advancement of evidence-based medicine.

Process Requirements

A formal process is in place for providing information about breast cancer-related clinical trials and other clinical research.

Methods of providing information include, but are not limited to:

  • Access to the Internet or Intranet search services through the patient library
  • Articles in facility newsletters
  • Pamphlets or brochures in patient waiting rooms or patient packets
  • Physician/nurse-led patient education

Documentation

Complete all required standard fields in the Survey Application Record (SAR).

Upload/describe the process and formal mechanism in place to provide information to patients about breast cancer-related clinical trials and other clinical research.

Evaluation

The surveyor will review the breast cancer-related clinical trial information provided to patients and discuss the process to provide the information during the site visit.

Rating Compliance

Compliance

A process and formal mechanism is in place to provide information to patients about breast cancer-related clinical trials.

Noncompliance

The center does not fulfill one or more of the compliance criteria.

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