Cancer Reporting – Non-Hospital

Why Non-hospital Reporting?

One of the major changes in the healthcare delivery system, and specifically in regards to the cancer patient, is that both diagnosis and treatment are increasingly occurring in non-hospital settings. This shift from what traditionally has occurred primarily in hospital settings is presenting challenges to central cancer registries in their need for complete case ascertainment. It now is essential that central cancer registries develop mechanisms for ascertaining cases from these non-hospital sources to maintain a complete and accurate count of cancer cases.

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