By law, NHSCR is required to receive within 45 days of diagnosis a rapid report with a limited set of information. The final definitive report is due within 180 days of diagnosis.
A single transmission from a reporter hospital could contain both rapid and definitive reports. The rapids and definitive must be split apart before the cases can be processed. Current practice is to batch a single month of transmissions into a SAS program and use NAACCR Item 2090 (date complete) to create a file by hospital of definitive reports to load into the main database. A second database of all rapid reports by month is also created. With the XML model, this is not a longer a viable operation.
In the NAACCR Patient tumor, tumor, etc. model, how do you pull out the rapid report on a single tumor and just get a definitive patient/tumor record? Or the opposite, how do you pull out the definitive report on a single tumor and not pick up the rapid report?
a) Patient/tumor where the tumor is just a rapid report.
b) Patient/tumor/tumor where one tumor is a rapid report, and one tumor is a new definitive report
c) Patient/tumor/tumor where one tumor is a rapid report and one tumor is a previously reported definitive report
d) Patient/tumor/tumor where one tumor is a previously submitted definitive report, and one tumor is a new definitive report
e) Patient/tumor/tumor where both tumors are new definitive reports
I have been experimenting with the SEER DataViewer trying to write code to do this.