Accession Number : ADA321761

Title :   Population-Based Mammography Registry.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 30 Sep 95-29 Sep 96,

Corporate Author : NORTH CAROLINA UNIV AT CHAPEL HILL

Personal Author(s) : Yankaskas, Bonnie C.

PDF Url : ADA321761

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The main objective of the infrastructure project is to expand a population-based mammography registry to include every mammogram performed in 24 counties of North Carolina, linking pathology, mammography, outcome, and quality data to study the patterns of mammography use and patterns of practice in this distinct region. We have made much progress. We presently have 52 participating mammographic facilities from 15 of our 24 targeted counties, and 6 untargeted counties. Benign pathology is now reported on a fast-report basis. Of the 28 pathology facilities, 18 are now sending us benign data. The remaining 10 pathology sites will soon participate. We now have an automated data management system which logs, runs edit programs, puts out reports, and produces lists, making us much more efficient in serving the many practices who are cooperating with us. We have been successful with linking pathology data, and removing identifiers for all analyses. We have received a PHS Certificate of confidentiality and continually improve our efforts at protecting the confidentiality of the data, the facilities and the practitioners who are participating. Our first publication has been accepted for publication in the November 1996 issue of the Journal of Registry Management. Finally, we are an active member of the National Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium, which enables us to contribute our data and have an active role in research on a national scale.

Descriptors :   *DIRECTORIES, *BREAST CANCER, *MAMMOGRAPHY, AUTOMATION, DATA MANAGEMENT, POPULATION, PATHOLOGY, HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, NORTH CAROLINA, TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT.

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

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