The successful delivery of radiation therapy requires the concerted efforts of the entire radiation oncology team.
ASTRO is committed to improving patient care and safety and has dedicated significant resources to the development of clinical practice tools to aid in the achievement of these goals.
ASTRO has dedicated resources to improving patient
safety so that safety
considerations are woven into the clinical practice of radiation oncology.
The Choosing Wisely® campaign, developed by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation, aims to promote conversations between providers and patients by helping patients choose care that is supported by evidence, not duplicative of other tests or procedures already received, free from harm and truly necessary.
ASTRO Clinical Practice Guidelines evaluate the literature on important topics in the field of radiation oncology and provide guidance to physicians on how to best treat patients.
Best Practice Statements combine available clinical literature with multi-disciplinary expert opinion and address appropriate use of radiation oncology technologies, treatments, and processes.
Quality assurance and safety White Papers are part of ASTRO’s Target Safely initiative and focus on preventing catastrophic failures.