Radical Cystectomy and Surgical Quality of Care

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.

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Correspondence: Brent K. Hollenbeck, MD, 1500 E. Medical Center Drive, TC 3875-0330, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0330. E-mail: bhollen@umich.edu
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