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A collection of information. A registry is usually organised so that the data in it can be analysed. Registries generally do not have restrictive inclusion or exclusion criteria. They can be used to evaluate outcomes for diverse purposes ranging from the natural history of a disease to the safety of drugs or devices to the real-world effectiveness of therapies. This information can be used to inform healthcare professionals in improving care for patients.

(ICRP Publication 135, 2017)

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