SEER 2015-02Patterns of Care Quality of Care Study Diagnosis Year 2014

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This Pattern of Care study is undertaken to examine and characterize the cancer treatment practice patterns in different geographic areas of the United States. The cancer types to be investigated are stage IV colon cancer, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and multiple myeloma. Data will be collected for diagnosis year 2014. The sample consists of 320 patients randomly selected from all eligible cancer sites and histologies. The abstractors will travel to the medical facilities which reported each patient to review the medical chart when possible. Records may also be obtained via mail and fax. Information on insurance status, hospital, and tumor characteristics will be abstracted from the medical record. In addition, information regarding patient participation in clinical trials as well as any surgery or therapy provided to the patients will be abstracted from the medical record and verified with the treating physician via office records or physician verification forms.
Effective start/end date8/15/158/14/16


  • National Cancer Institute: $115,512.00


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