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Review: Follow-up Files

Here is what we have learned from Follow-up Files:

  • Older registries may use a manual system until existing cases are computerized. This information can help other disease registries or new cancer registries to begin follow-up procedures until software is in place.
  • For manual registries, the most common method of cancer patient follow-up is the dual tickler file.
  • The dual tickler file is for tracking living patients that are due for follow-up.
  • Although the concept is the same for both manual and computerized registries, computerized registries rely on the software to compute the follow-up due date.

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