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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