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Title of Collaborative Activity:

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS): Experiences with Cancer Survivorship Supplement

Description of Collaborative Activity:

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has collaborated with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and other organizations to provide supplemental funding for the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) to improve the quality of data for estimating the cancer survivorship burden in the United States. Using responses to the National Health Interview Survey(NHIS) question about ever receiving a cancer diagnoses, households with cancer survivors were oversampled for selection in this MEPS supplement. The increased sample of cancer survivors will improve national estimates of the burden of cancer.

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Committee, Advisory Group, or Work Group

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