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Title Evaluating the incidence-mortality ratios in estimating completeness of cancer registration
Author Fulton, JP
Secondary Authors Howe HL
Publication Type (Help) incollection
Book Title Cancer Incidence in North America, 1988-1991
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Month April
Year 1995
Editor Howe HL
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Publisher North American Association of Central Cancer Registries
Address Sacramento, CA
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Citation Fulton JP, Howe HL. Evaluating the incidence-mortality ratios in estimating completeness of cancer registration. In: Howe HL (ed.) Cancer Incidence in North America, 1988-1991. Sacramento, CA: North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, April 1995. [http://www.naaccr.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=v0nygj6TcSc%3d&tabid=94&mid=434.]
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Abstract

This article describes the method for assessing completeness of cancer registration across central cancer registries in North America. Several cancer types were selected representing differences in the degree of difficulty in case reporting. The incidence-mortality ratios broadly reflected known differences in the difficulty in achieving complete case ascertainment. However, substantial variances in these ratios were evident among Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program registries, known for superb case completeness suggesting real differences in the incidence-mortality ratio may exist among central cancer registries in North America. Therefore, the ratios should not be used to compute estimates for the absolute completeness of cancer registration, but they can be helpful in the evaluation of case completeness in local areas.



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cancer
completeness
incidence
mortality
ratio