List of quality statements

List of quality statements

Statement 1. Adults at high risk of developing metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC), and their families or carers (as appropriate), are given information that describes the symptoms of MSCC and what to do if they develop symptoms.

Statement 2. Adults with spinal pain suggestive of spinal metastases, but with no neurological symptoms or signs, have an MRI of the whole spine and any necessary treatment plan agreed within 1 week of the suspected diagnosis.

Statement 3. Adults with suspected MSCC who present with neurological symptoms or signs have an MRI of the whole spine and any necessary treatment plan agreed within 24 hours of the suspected diagnosis.

Statement 4. Adults with suspected MSCC who present with neurological symptoms or signs have their diagnostic investigations coordinated by an MSCC coordinator.

Statement 5. Adults with MSCC have their ongoing care coordinated by an MSCC coordinator.

Statement 6. Adults with MSCC, who present with neurological symptoms or signs, start definitive treatment (if appropriate) within 24 hours of the confirmed diagnosis.

Statement 7. Adults with MSCC have a management plan that includes an assessment of ongoing care and rehabilitation needs.