- On May 2, 2018
Although not all cancers are treated in the hospital, people with cancer often are admitted to the hospital for treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy, and pain management. Quality and safety of care can vary among hospitals, and this can affect the outcome (result) of care. Poor quality care can result in infection, longer hospital stay, unnecessary treatment, pain, or even death that could have been prevented or delayed. Therefore, it may be helpful to review a hospital’s quality and safety record when selecting a hospital for yourself or a loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer.
In order to help you, the Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health (GPBCH) has partnered with the Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF) to produce this summary report on hospital inpatient cancer care services in Southeastern Pennsylvania (KTB is an affiliate member of GPBCH). GPBCH is a coalition of employers who have joined together to try to make care more accessible, more affordable, and better-quality for their employees and the broader public. HCIF is an organization that works closely with hospitals and health plans to improve the region’s healthcare and increase the likelihood that people will receive high-quality care. The project was funded by Genentech.
Click here to read the report.