Standards describe the demands the quality system has to meet and what has to be arranged. The OECI accreditation programme is based upon the OECI standards for high qualitative cancer care. They are translated in two questionnaires, a qualitative and a quantitative, to assess the current quality in a cancer centre. Both are integrated into an electronic tool (e-tool) for self-assessment.
The OECI Accreditation and Designation Group has developed a qualitative and quantitative questionnaire that contains quality standards for the organisation of cancer care.
The standards are developed by experts in cancer care and are validated through pilot projects. They are based on existing quality standards:
- French manual on accreditation (FNCLCC)
- Dutch Institute of Accreditation of Care (NIAZ)
- Dutch framework for quality of the organization of cancer care (VIKC)
- Accreditation Canada (AC)
The standards were revised in 2015 and are certified by ISQua.
For an overview of the content of the questionnaires click here.