The glossary explains some of the words used across this website and covers some key cancer and research terms, which primarily focus on lung cancer.

Key performance indicators (KPIs)

Specific and measurable elements of healthcare that can be used to assess the quality of care. They are measures of performance, based on standards determined through evidence-based consensus.1


  1. Health Information and Quality Authority. 2013. Guidance on Developing Key Performance Indicators and Minimum Data Sets to Monitor Healthcare Quality. Dublin, Ireland: Health Information and Quality Authority