Practice Matters

Applying Metrics to Outpatient Oncology Advanced Practice Providers

Elizabeth Gilbert, MS, PA-C, and Victoria Sherry, MSN, CRNP, ANP-BC, AOCNP®

Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Elizabeth Gilbert, MS, PA-C, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania, 2W PCAM, 3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
E-mail: elizabeth.gilbert@uphs.upenn.edu

Authors’ disclosures of potential conflicts of interest are found at the end of this article.


J Adv Pract Oncol 2016;7:192–202 | doi: 10.6004/jadpro.2016.7.2.5 | © 2016 Harborside Press®


  

ABSTRACT

At the Abramson Cancer Center (ACC) of the University of Pennsylvania, 83% of the MDs collaborate with an advanced practice provider (APP). With the widening gap between the demand for oncology services and providers, it is estimated that these numbers will continue to increase. Yet there are no benchmark metrics specific to the oncology APP that can be used to represent their value as medical oncology professionals. Learn about the authors’ experiences creating a dashboard of evidence-based metrics for APPs in the ACC hematology/oncology outpatient department.




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