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Patient Safety


Patient safety is of the utmost concern to radiation oncologists and safety considerations are woven into all aspects of clinical practice. The field of radiation oncology is complex and rapidly evolving, and the safe delivery of radiation therapy requires the coordinated efforts of the entire radiation oncology team.

Advocacy Efforts

ASTRO’s commitment to patient safety informs our advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill and at regulatory agencies.  

Education Offerings

ASTRO has developed CME and SAMs tailored to patient safety issues in radiation oncology practices. 

QA White Papers 

ASTRO has commissioned a series of quality assurance white papers to provide an overview of the issues that should be addressed in a radiation oncology practice within a broad safety program.  

  • Target Safely

    Patient safety is a central commitment for radiation oncology. This page discusses the elements of ASTRO’s Target Safely initiative.

  • RO-ILS: Radiation Oncology Incident Learning System™

    The Radiation Oncology-Incident Learning System (RO-ILS) is a secure electronic portal designed to allow participants radiation oncology providers to report, investigate, and conduct analysis of incidents that may occur within their radiation oncology practice setting. RO-ILS will also serve as a mechanism to create a national learning database to build awareness around radiation oncology practice risks.

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