Cancer System Quality Index

​​​​The Cancer Quality Council of Ontario (CQCO) is an advisory group that guides Cancer Care Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in their efforts to improve the quality of cancer care in the province.

The CQCO mandate is to monitor and report publicly on cancer system performance, and to make recommendations for targeted quality improvement to the minister of Health and Long-Term Care via Cancer Care Ontario’s Board of Directors. The CQCO Quality and Innovation Awards reward the development of initiatives which enhance and improve the performance of cancer care in Ontario. Find more information on the CQCO.

Public reporting is achieved through the annual release the Cancer System Quality Index (CSQI). The CSQI is a web-based public reporting tool that presents overall Ontario context information including mortality and survival as well as 32 other key indicators of system performance. It allows us to track the quality and consistency of all key cancer services delivered across the spectrum of Ontario's cancer system, from prevention through to end-of-life care (e.g., screening participation rates, radiation, cancer surgery and chemotherapy wait times, treatment quality, and measures of patient satisfaction).