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Title Exploring the effects of death certificate follow-back on cancer registration
Author Fulton, JP
Secondary Authors Wingo P, Jamison M, Roffers SD, Howe HL, Chen VW
Publication Type (Help) incollection
Book Title Cancer Incidence in North America, 1988-1992
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Month April
Year 1996
Editor HL Howe, et al.
Pages VI-1-VI-8
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Publisher North American Association of Central Cancer Registries
Address Sacramento, CA
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Citation Fulton JP, Wingo P, Jamison M, Roffers SD, Howe HL, Chen VW. Exploring the effects of death certificate follow-back on cancer registration. In: HL Howe, et al. (eds.) Cancer Incidence in North America, 1988-1992. Sacramento, CA: North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, April 1996 VI-1-VI-8. [http://www.naaccr.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=qGj0mube9z0%3d&tabid=94&mid=434.]
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Abstract

Using data from 1988-1991, the effect of death certificate follow-back on cancer registration and particularly completeness of case reporting was explored. Death clearance practices were compared with four indicators of data quality for 35 U.S. registries. These included proportion of cases with histologic confirmation; proportion of death certificate only cases; incidence-to-mortality rate ratios; and incidence rates. The authors conclude that the extent of death certificate follow-back is a robust indicator of data quality, strongly linked to indicators of case completeness.



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cancer
death certificate