In this paper we investigated whether the capture-recapture method is useful for a cancer registry to monitor its completeness of case ascertainment on a routine basis.
The capture-recapture method was used to estimate the completeness of case ascertainment in three regional cancer registries in the Netherlands, which are based on case finding by pathology laboratories and hospitals.
Completeness was estimated to be 98.3%. The estimate of completeness was dependent on age and cancer site, with lower estimates of completeness for skin cancer and lymphatic and haematopoietic malignancies and for the age group =75 years.
Mots-clés Pascal : Registre, Tumeur maligne, Complétude, Méthodologie, Pays Bas, Homme, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Register, Malignant tumor, Completeness, Methodology, Netherlands, Human, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0087538
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 09/06/1995.