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American Head and Neck Society News
June 1, 2008

The Development of Quality of Care Measures for Oral Cavity Cancer

Author Affiliations
 

AMY Y.CHENMD, MPH

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008;134(6):672. doi:10.1001/archotol.134.6.672

In 2005 under the leadership of then-President Randal S. Weber, MD, the American Head and Neck Society formed an ad hoc committee on quality of care whose charge was to develop evidence-based quality of care measures for patients with head and neck neoplasia. Developing these guidelines was viewed as imperative to providing the highest quality of care for our patients and to ensure that the American Head and Neck Society provides leadership in defining appropriate standards of care in an era of value-based purchasing.

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