Dr Lisa Barbera
Sunnybrook Research Institute and Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control
Canadian benchmarks for quality of end-of-life care in cancer
Dr Lisa Barbera of the Sunnybrook Research Institute and Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control in Toronto found considerable variation in healthcare services provided to patients at the end of their lives across 4 provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Nova Scotia. She established benchmarks and quality indicators that will help regions evaluate their services and support resource allocation to improve healthcare delivery.
Reference: Journal of Oncology Practice, May 2015