Positive Quality Interventions Help Optimize Drug Therapy and Patient Outcomes
In an effort to promote higher quality patient care the National Community Oncology Dispensing Association, Inc (NCODA), created the NCODA Positive Quality Intervention (PQI) as a peer-reviewed clinical guidance document for healthcare providers. By providing Quality Standards and effective practices around a specific aspect of cancer care, PQIs equip the entire multidisciplinary care team with a sophisticated yet simple-to-use resource for managing patients receiving oral or IV oncolytics. The PQI fosters better care for patients through appropriate patient identification, treatment selection, increased speed to therapy, reduced cost and hospitalization and by improving adherence techniques for the patient and their medically integrated teams.
The treatment and management of oncology patients on oral drug therapy is continually changing and evolving. The growing complexity creates a need for healthcare professionals to have a quick resource to turn to for drug therapy management information. The medically integrated pharmacy team is in a unique position to ensure appropriate treatment, increase compliance, and maximize outcomes. Positive Quality Interventions (PQIs), an NCODA Quality Standard, are designed to operationalize and standardize those practices to achieve these positive clinical outcomes. We welcome other professionals to join the PQI Committee and contribute relevant topics and potential authors to this growing body of knowledge and, in that way, better serve all patients living with cancer.