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Title of Collaborative Activity:

Linkage of Surveillance, Epidemiology, End Results data to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid data

Description of Collaborative Activity:

The Surveillance, Epidemiology, End Results (SEER) registry data (e.g., cancer diagnosis date, site, histology) are individually linked to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) data (e.g., enrollment, claims, assessments and surveys) using personally identifiable information. The data on the matching cancer cases are pulled together with CMS data on non-cancer controls (e.g., individuals not known to have a cancer diagnosis who reside in a SEER area) to create four research data resources: SEER-Medicare, SEER-Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (SEER-MHOS), SEER-Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (SEER-CAHPS) and SEER-Medicaid.

Type of Collaborative Activity:

Resource Development

Year the Collaborative Activity Originated:


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