Policies and Procedures Quiz

  1. If the cancer committee experiences problems obtaining follow-up, the cancer registry should be informed.
  2. Follow-up letters are usually initated at twelve months after the most recent date of contact in order to obtain information before the case is considered delinquent.
  3. Cancer registries do not need permission from the physician before contacting patients.
  4. The follow-up process actually begins with the initial abstracting process and all information that may be useful for follow-up must be abstracted.
  5. Blanket permission is most frequently granted when the procedure is well described in the request.
  6. There is only one system available to determine the quality of survival.
  7. The person conducting follow-up must be comfortable talking about cancer with others, because this subject can be disturbing to the contacts.
  8. Follow-up letters do not have to be approved by the appropriate hospital committees, the hospital administration, or the cancer committee.