Nyack Hospital Excels in National Cancer Quality Performance Measures

Results released by The Commission on Cancer in 2013 from the 2011 National Cancer Data Base show Nyack Hospital with higher performance rates than local and regional data reported to the National Cancer Database for cancer care in Colon and Breast cancers.

“The results show that top quality care is available close to home,” said Dr. Patricia Joseph, Director of Breast and Women’s Health Services at Nyack Hospital.  “Our team is proud of the hospital’s outcomes in cancer treatments which are also reflected in our exemplary patient satisfaction scores.”

Nyack Hospital's cancer program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). The Commission has partnered with the National Quality Forum (NQF), the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) to provide accredited cancer programs with performance measures and comparison data as a method to assess quality of care.

2011 Performance Results for Breast, Colon and Rectum and Cancers


2010 Performance Results for Breast and Colon Cancers


Interpreting This Report: The estimated performance rates shown below provides your cancer program with an indication of the proportion of breast and colorectal patients treated according to recognized standards of care by diagnosis year. These proportions are computed based on data directly reported from your registry to the NCDB. This Cancer Program Practice Profile Reports (CP3R) application provides cancer programs with the opportunity to examine data to determine if these performance rates are representative of the care provided at the institution. Cancer programs have the ability to review and modify cases by clicking on "case review" for the measure of interest. Displayed performance rates are immediately updated once modifications via the CP3R are completed by cancer program staff, comparison rates are updated nightly. Note: Any modifications made online should be reflected at the local cancer registry. Cancer programs are encouraged to resubmit reconciled cases to the NCDB.

Background: The National Quality Forum (NQF) brought public and private payers together with consumers, researchers, and clinicians to broaden consensus on performance measures for breast and colorectal cancer. The performance rates shown in the Cancer Program Practice Profile Reports (CP3R) match the specifications of the breast, colon and rectal cancer care measures endorsed by the NQF in April, 2007. The Commission on Cancer has been actively engaged in this process. The CoC has instituted the CP3R as a facility feedback mechanism to promote awareness of the importance of charting and coding accuracy in line with evidence based practice guidelines. In light of the national movement towards Pay for Performance (P4P), these reports provide CoC-Approved programs with the ability to examine program-specific breast, colon and rectal cancer care practices.