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Institute for Cancer Care Excellence

Goal: $25 million

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Using U.S. Institute of Medicine criteria, MD Anderson is creating the first comprehensive model for quality of care for cancer patients. MD Anderson’s Institute for Cancer Care Excellence is a hospital-based clinical program focused on quality improvement, patient safety and clinical outcomes in clinics and inpatient units. This institute will identify new ways to improve patient care by developing systems that will deliver safe, timely, efficient, effective, equitable and patient-centered cancer care.

Research funding is almost nonexistent for studying and measuring results of improvements in clinical results, quality of life, safety and cost reduction as well as differences in incidence and outcomes among diverse populations. Philanthropic support for the Institute for Cancer Care Excellence will help MD Anderson expand technology to support medical decision-making, implement team-learning systems, build a simulation center and export cancer care to affiliates in a way that ensures MD Anderson quality is maintained.

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