Using Your Screening Activity Report (SAR) to Improve Cancer Screening in Primary Care

Have you wondered how to use your Screening Activity Report (SAR)*? Before I started to use this report regularly, I sure did! After a few years of using this report within my own practice, I felt ready to describe how it can be used to improve cancer screening. The SAR has practice and patient level data for breast, cervical, and colorectal screening for rostered patients.  In general, the SAR can be used to:

  1. Bring the EMR up to date and keep it up to date
  2. Find screen-positive patients who have been lost to follow-up
  3. Find patients who are due for screening
  4. Find screening data for new rostered patients
  5. Review screening rates and compare with region and province

Learn more about using the SAR with our practical step-by-step guide found here. You can also access your SAR here.

*Note: Unfortunately, this report is only available to patient enrolled model practices.


Dr. Meghan Davis
Regional Primary Care Lead
HNHB Region