The central cancer registry (CCR) Perform Patient Linkage workflow diagram shows the overall procedural flow of the functions. A text description of the diagram and legend may be found below. For information about reading diagrams, see Diagram Conventions.
Workflow Diagram Legend
The Perform Patient Linkage use case begins after an event report that has been validated and added to the central registry (CR).
The CR software compares the event report to records in the CR database and determines the linkage score. If the linkage score is outside the threshold for determining a match, CR software assigns a patient ID number. If the linkage score is within the threshold for determining a match, a registrar reviews the results of patient linkage. The registrar assigns the appropriate patient ID number, the CR software records the patient ID number in the source record, and the process ends.
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