ESTABLISHMENT OF A TUMOR REGISTRY SYSTEM FOR LOUISIANA: PROPOSALS ON OBJECTIVES, CAPABILITIES AND STRUCTURE
HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA
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Tumor registry supervisors and secretaries, and hospital administrators at nine Louisiana hospitals and clinics were interviewed to obtain information to guide the design and development of a central tumor registry and state-wide registry system. The study was conducted by the Human Resources Research Organization HumRRO under the sponsorship of the Louisiana Regional Medical Program. Information was obtained on a local interest in the establishment of a state-wide registry system b services which a central registry might provide c manner in which existing local registries are utilized and d conditions under which hospitals would be willing to join the central registry system. Six hospitals and one community registry were identified as candidates for incorporation into the initial registry system. It was recommended that the registry system be organized around community registries with support provided by a central registry. The need for the registry system to concentrate on high-valued services and products was emphasized.
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