The general objective of BENCH-CAN is to benchmark comprehensive cancer care & yield best practice examples in a way that contributes to improving the quality of interdisciplinary patient treatment.
To achieve this, the project addresses 6 specific objectives:

  • To collect, compare and align by consensus formation the standards, recommendations and accreditation criteria of comprehensive cancer care in selected European countries.
  • To review and refine a benchmarking tool that can be applied to comprehensive cancer care through interdisciplinary patient treatment.
  • To pilot the benchmark tool with particular attention to operations management and best clinical practice.
  • To maximise knowledge exchange and sharing of best practice between providers of comprehensive cancer care in member states and regions.
  • To ensure compatibility of the benchmarking tools with existing cancer care resources and services.
  • To ensure the sustainability and longer-term benefits of the project.