Quality statement 6: CT reporting

Quality statement

Women who have computed tomography (CT) for staging of ovarian cancer have the results reported by a radiologist who is a core member of the specialist gynaecological cancer multidisciplinary team.

Quality measure

Structure: Evidence of local arrangements and written clinical protocols to ensure that women who have CT for staging of ovarian cancer have the results reported by a radiologist who is a core member of the specialist gynaecological cancer multidisciplinary team.

Process: Proportion of women who have CT for staging ovarian cancer that have the results reported by a radiologist who is a core member of the specialist gynaecological cancer multidisciplinary team.

Numerator – the number of women in the denominator having their CT staging results reported by a radiologist who is a core member of the specialist gynaecological cancer multidisciplinary team.

Denominator – the number of women who have CT for staging of ovarian cancer.

What the quality statement means for each audience

Service providers ensure systems are in place for women who have CT for staging of ovarian cancer to have it reported by a radiologist who is a core member of the specialist gynaecological cancer multidisciplinary team.

Healthcare professionals ensure women who have CT for staging of ovarian cancer have it reported by a radiologist who is a core member of the specialist gynaecological cancer multidisciplinary team.

Commissioners ensure they commission services in which CT for staging of ovarian cancer is reported by a radiologist who is a core member of the specialist gynaecological cancer multidisciplinary team.

Women who have a CT scan to find out the stage of the ovarian cancer, have the results reported by a radiologist who is a key member of the specialist gynaecological cancer multidisciplinary team.

Source guidance

TEG consensus.

Data source

Structure: Local data collection.

Process: Local data collection.

Definitions

A core member of the gynaecological cancer multidisciplinary team is one who attends (or, if unable to attend, is represented by a colleague who attends) at least two thirds of the multidisciplinary team meetings.

Specialist core members of a multidisciplinary team are described in the National Cancer Peer Review Programme's Manual for Cancer Services in gynaecology measure 11-2E-101.