PALGA believes that the best treatment starts with the best diagnosis. Every patient in the Netherlands is entitled to the best diagnosis. For this reason, PALGA is working hard to optimize the pathology diagnostics and reporting. An essential aspect of this is the implementation of synoptic reporting in pathology, using national protocols. This involves collecting the same data for every patient, in every hospital in the Netherlands, and presenting it in a clear and concise manner. This enables the discussions of each case, in multidisciplinary meetings, to proceed smoothly. PALGA here working close by with the Dutch Society of Pathology and there expert commissions. PALGA started in 2008 with developing national templates for oncology for Synoptic reporting based on multidisciplinary guidelines and later also based on the ICCR templates. In de figure below you can see the number of Synoptic Reports added to out national database since 2008. In that total more than 6000 reports are based on out national protocol for molecular testing.
The following protocols are nationally available:
In the Dutch part of this website, you will find the latest protocol updates.
The documents in question give details of all major changes, as well as of the controls and the screen layout. Click the links to access the linked PDFs.
Rollout of National Protocols
Working Group Protocols
The protocols working group was established to provide users with a platform for dialogue. This initiative is supported by the PALGA Foundation’s Board and by the Dutch Socity of Pathology (NVVP)/Professional Quality Practice Committee (CKBU).