Review: Quality Control
Here is what we have learned from Quality Control:
- Quality control procedures must be implemented to ensure complete reporting of all reportable cases.
- The quality control function should be performed semiannually at a minimum to allow for immediate correction of identified under-reported areas.
- If the number of reportable cases in the database has dropped by midyear, the registrar should verify that all sources of casefinding have been reviewed.
- Other examples of quality control procedures for casefinding include comparing monthly cases in previous years with the current period.
- On a hospital and regional level, comparison of sites by the year of diagnosis can be helpful.
- On a regional and state level, comparison of facilities by year could identify increases or decreases in cases.
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