The impact on colorectal cancer survival of cases registered by death certificate only : implications for national survival rates.
This paper describes the effect of including « death certificate only » (DCO) registrations on 5 year relative survival rates for colorectal cancer in four district health authorities (DHAs) in south-east England.
A retrospective case note study was set up to examine all cases of colorectal cancer listed in the Thames Cancer Registry (TCR) as having been diagnosed in 1983 and 1988 and resident in one of four districts, A, B, C and D. A total of 673 sets of case notes were requested from all hospitals within the four districts, including 150 sets on DCO cases.
Of 465 (69%) sets of case notes retrieved, 378 (72.3%) were non-DCO cases.
Of these, 14 were excluded from survival analysis because of missing dates of diagnosis or death in the notes.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Côlon, Rectum, Certificat décès, Survie 5 ans, Pronostic, Epidémiologie, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Homme, Côlon pathologie, Rectum pathologie, Intestin pathologie, Appareil digestif pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Colon, Rectum, Death certificate, Five year survival, Prognosis, Epidemiology, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Human, Colonic disease, Rectal disease, Intestinal disease, Digestive diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0104997
Code Inist : 002B13B01. Création : 09/06/1995.