Accession Number : ADA185565

Title :   Tumor Registry Follow-Up at Army Medical Centers.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis Jul 82-Jun 83,

Corporate Author : ARMY HEALTH CARE STUDIES AND CLINICAL INVESTIGATION ACTIVITY FORT SAM HOUSTON TX

Personal Author(s) : Deuster, Kathryn P

PDF Url : ADA185565

Report Date : 03 Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : Because an accredited tumor registry program contributes positively to the level of patient care delivered within Army hospitals, the Army Medical Department has support the accreditation of its tumor registries by the American College of Surgeons. While accreditation is desirable, the accreditation requirement of a 90 percent follow-up rate is difficult for Army Healthcare Facilities because of the mobility of the beneficiary population. While the American College of Surgeons is sympathetic to the Army's unique situation, it is not willing to grant an exception to the standards. Thus, this study attempted to develop a protocol which would exceed the College of Surgeons 90 Percent follow-up rate. Keywords: Health surveys, Hospitals; Healthcare; Medical information systems; Tumor registry; Thesis.

Descriptors :   *NEOPLASMS, *PATIENTS, *DATA MANAGEMENT, ARMY, HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, HEALTH SURVEYS, HOSPITALS, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, MEDICAL SERVICES, MILITARY MEDICINE, PHYSICIANS, POPULATION, RATES, SURGERY, UNIVERSITIES, BIOMEDICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS, THESES, FAMILIES(HUMAN), FAMILY MEMBERS, COUNSELING

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Administration and Management
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE