Governance and Quality
Governance and administration are crucial to ensuring the effective operation of a cancer centre or program. Although each clinical and core service requires unique management and quality considerations, comprehensive cancer centres or programs also require overarching formal and informal leadership structures that enable planning, decision-making processes, financial management, risk management, effective co-ordination and efficient operations. This global oversight of the cancer centre is critical to ensuring harmonized services that are effectively integrated, and to assessing capacity needs across a number of interdependent services.
A robust organizational approach to quality is a vital responsibility of leadership. This includes fostering a culture of quality and implementing a plan to define and enforce quality standards, monitor performance and employ strategies to prevent, analyze and learn from safety incidents.
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