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Hospital Abstracting

Abstracting is the process of verifying that information submitted on an event report represents a reportable case, and updating vital status and other follow-up information for patients with an abstract in the cancer registry.

Implementing this use case will improve the accuracy of demographic information, as electronically transmitted reports can populate the cancer registry abstract directly. Additionally, by allowing more than one completion flag to be set, the registry can report basic incidence information to the central cancer registry in a more timely manner; a complete abstract that includes stage and treatment data no longer will be the sole trigger to report the cancer case.

The use case is the business process of a hospital cancer registry and its interaction with internal actors (those who perform the process) and external actors (recipients of the process).

A data flow diagram shows the detailed procedural flow of control of the function.

A workflow diagram shows the overall procedural flow of the function.

Page last reviewed: January 12, 2009
Page last updated: January 12, 2009
Content source: Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
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