National Quality Registries Cancer
National Quality Registries shall facilitate the follow-up and evaluation of health care outcomes and quality. A national quality register in the field of cancer contains individual-based data on diagnosis, treatments and results.
A functioning quality register makes it possible to follow up what is carried out in healthcare for all patients in the country within a diagnosis-specific area. The registers can also form the basis for follow-up and reporting of individual activities within the regions and form the basis for research.
There are 30 national quality cancer-related registries in Sweden and the responsibility for the daily administration of the registries is shared between the six RCCs.
Register control groups and support teams
National quality registers for cancer diseases are built up by professional groups with a register holder/chairman and a steering group with geographical and competence spread. The steering groups cooperate with the RCC organization in the construction, management and operation of the registers.
The goal is a common way of working for all registers through national support teams consisting of different competencies. The databases for all registries in the field of cancer are available on the IT platform INCA for managing input and output data.