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Comment & Response
May 14, 2020

Shortlist of Quality Indicators for End-of-Life Cancer Care

Author Affiliations
  • 1Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation and Policy, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California
  • 2Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 3Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 4Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA Oncol. Published online May 14, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2020.1159

To the Editor We read with great interest the systematic review on quality indicators for end-of-life cancer care by Henson et al1 because our team also has experience with these methods. While creating a comprehensive list of palliative care quality indicators for advanced cancer is a useful endeavor, we are concerned about measures missed in the review, the criteria used to create the shortlist, and the face validity of the shortlist.

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