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.
ASTRO released program reports regarding its safety and quality initatives. The RO-ILS in Review: First Five Years of Experience report describes accomplishments and programmatic changes (e.g., new data elements, new internal triage mechanism for event review by RO-HAC) as well as the importance of internal event review. APEx in Review: Five Years of Dedication to Quality Improvement, highlights the reduction made to the accreditation timeline as a result of programmatic improvements and evidence indicators with low compliance. To learn more contact ASTRO staff about RO-ILS and/or APEx.