Outcomes

The King Albert II Institute of Saint-Luc publishes its statistics

In order to underline its commitment to transparency, the King Albert II Institute and the Hematology Department of the Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc have made public a report drawn up by the Belgian Cancer Registry. This report is based on data from 2001 to 2006 from the KCE and the RIZIV.

For Marc Hamoir, Professor Emeritus of the King Albert II Institute, transparency in terms of quality and results is long overdue. "Belgian hospitals, including Saint-Luc, are increasingly involved in an accreditation process.  This should make it possible to analyze data and statistics and to make them public. This is only beneficial for Belgian patients, who can make an informed choice about where to be treated. Why wait, given that in the case of cancer, this data is already available from the FPS?