Oncology

Launched in 2010, the goal of the Michigan Oncology Quality Consortium program is to promote high-quality, effective, and cost-efficient care for medical and gynecological cancer patients, using quality improvement guidelines facilitated by the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®).

MOQC currently focuses on addressing palliative care and end of life needs, advancing the use of enhanced recovery protocols for appropriate patients, and developing guidelines for opioid use after surgery.

Ninety-four percent of eligible oncologists and 96 percent of eligible surgeons participate in the initiative. For more information, go to moqc.org.

Results

  • Physician engagement in data and quality initiatives increased from 30% in 2015 to > 85% in 2018
  • Improved appropriate pain management in patients’ first two office visits for cancer care from 73% in 2015 to > 90% in 2018
  • Increased appropriate pain management in patients’ last two visits before death from 77% in 2015 to > 90% in 2018
  • Increased referrals to tobacco cessation counseling from 33% in 2014 to 65% in 2018
  • Improved patients’ adherence to oral chemotherapy from 78% in 2014 to 95% in 2018