6301 - Dr Heather O Dickinson My web page Department of...

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Unformatted text preview: Dr Heather O Dickinson My web page Department of Child Health University of Newcastle Audit of cancer registrations notified by National Health Service Central Register in England & Wales I work on the epidemiology of children’s cancer, mainly on cohort studies in relation to exposures around birth: Heather Dickinson ● population mixing ● infections ● father’s preconceptional irradiation ● Learning objectives- understand: • importance of ascertainment of cases from multiple sources • importance of diagnostic review • age - cohort effects ● Performance objectives - able to: • use capture-recapture methods • organise a diagnostic review 12 regional cancer registries National Health Service Central Register (NHSCR) Cancer registration system in England & Wales No. of cancers Year of diagnosis Notified by NHSCR Expected 1971 1975 1980 1985 1990 1993 20 40 60 80 100 Cancers notified by NHSCR ● Accuracy of diagnoses Were site and type codes correct? ● Completeness of ascertainment Did they tell us about ALL the people who got cancer? Objective For NHSCR cancer registrations, 1971-89, to assess: Accuracy of diagnostic codes from NHSCR Identify hospital of diagnosis...
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