Objective: An important aspect of quality control is identification of changes in outcome. Detection of change can then be used to identify contributing factors and institute corrective actions if necessary. Our objective was to evaluate treatment outcome patterns for patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck treated at our institution in the last 30 years.
Design: We adapted a database visualization software suite for our Head and Neck Oncology Registry containing over 150 000 data points on 5000 deidentified patients.
Nance MA, Snyderman CH, Eibling DE, Sochats K. P238 Quality Control Monitoring of a Cancer Database Using Visualization Software. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):912. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.912-a