Review: Follow-up Process
Here is what we have learned from Follow-up Process:
- Follow-up should be generated each month, with a list of patients due for follow-up compiled and compared to hospital admission and outpatient records.
- Attempts should be made periodically to contact all patients who do not have current follow-up.
- When follow-up letters are returned, the return address on the envelope should be verified against the current address recorded in the registry.
- If a patient has multiple primary cancers, all records should be updated with the date of last contact. Each primary cancer should be updated independently.
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