Tumor Staging

From:"Weems, Joyce"

O Wise Ones:
How does your hospital/pathologists or the responsible department handle the staging of tumors? (TNM codes) We understand that it will a CAP regulated mandatory part of the report beginning Jan 2004 - postponed from Jan 2003. We interpret the regs to say that the FORM MUST be a part of the record.
1. Do your pathologists complete the forms or dictate into the report?
2. If you have electronic patient files, do you have a form on line, or is the paper form scanned into the system?
As always, thanks, j
Joyce Weems
Pathology Manager
Saint Joseph's Hospital
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
404-851-7376 - Phone
404-851-7831 - Fax

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