Casefinding Sources

The source documents for casefinding may vary in individual institutions. Generally, in a hospital, registry source documents can include, but are not limited to, the following:

Review of only one type of source document cannot identify all cancer cases diagnosed or treated in a hospital. Reliance on multiple sources is necessary to obtain a complete description of the patient's cancer experience; for example, review of reports from diagnostic tests, surgery reports, pathology reports, and treatment summaries.