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Agreement of diagnosis and its date for hematologic malignancies and solid tumors between medicare claims and cancer registry data



Claims data can identify incident hematologic malignancies and solid tumors with very high specificity with sufficient agreement in the date of first diagnosis. The impact of bias due to outcome misclassification and thus the usefulness of claims-based cancer definitions as cancer outcome markers in etiologic studies need to be assessed for each study setting.



Cancer Causes & ControlSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 1, 2007

DOI: 10.1007/s10552-007-0131-1

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