As most of you learned the CIF will be changing and many of you had questions that pertained to – what we were asking for, why we needed it and how you would obtain and report it. So, to be clear we are collecting;
- Creating a unique Client identification system – a number that is unique to that client and remains the same throughout and cannot be linked to the identity of a patient.
- Stage of Cancer - if unfortunately a patient you navigated into mammography screening is diagnosed with cancer (0 in situ thru 4).
- Linkages and the amount of time it takes for a women to get her breast health information resolved – for example if a women is deemed abnormal when is she scheduled for follow up or diagnostic (30 days, 60 days 6 months etc.) and from there if it is diagnosed as cancer when does she begin treatment (30 days, 60 days following her diagnosis). If it was found not to be cancer, how long was it from when she had her follow up to when she was told it was not cancer.