Casefinding

What is Casefinding?

Casefinding meaning The systematic process of identifying all cases of a disease eligible to be included in the registry database for a defined population, such as patients of a hospital or residents of a state. There are several types of casefinding1. Active casefinding is performed by registry personnel who screen the source documents themselves. 2. Passive casefinding is performed by other healthcare professionals whom the registry relies on to notify the registrar of potentially reportable cases. Also known as self-reporting.3. Combination casefinding is the use of active review by the registrar for critical casefinding sources and passive review of other sources as provided by reliable participants in other departments.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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