Defining surgical quality is an imperative and substantial undertaking before its measurement and ultimate improvement. This article defines quality of care and a rationale for its measurement. In the context of radical cystectomy for bladder cancer, we describe a conceptual model for measuring quality of care. Finally, we provide a framework for future research by presenting an overview of recent work pertaining to cystectomy and quality of care.
Brent K. Hollenbeck, James E. Montie and John T. Wei
Michael R. Abern, Richmond A. Owusu, Mark R. Anderson, Edward N. Rampersaud and Brant A. Inman
to identify articles were “controlled clinical trial,” “intravesical administration,” and “urinary bladder neoplasms.” In addition, reference lists of included studies were screened for missed studies. Selection Criteria The study included