Accreditation is important in setting standards. Dr. Bosserman explains, however, that as funding has dried up, fewer hospitals are willing to put up the money in pursuit of an accreditation that no one is requiring.
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care. The AONN+ is a CoC member organization.
Dr. Bosserman explains that her practice takes a team approach to patient care. They divide the work to increase discussion with the patient and improve access and treatment. This is crucial to the care process but is sometimes difficult for patients to understand.