This is the second in a series of articles from a line of research whose intent was to construct a complete history of interactions with the health care system. This paper provides details of the methods developed to collect and collate the scattered information regarding the event history (trajectory) that a cancer patient experiences in traveling through the Manitoba health care system from one year prior to diagnosis through to two years post-diagnosis. Survival data were obtained through 1994. Basic population data obtained from this work are also presented, including survival information through to four years post-diagnosis. Issues regarding standardized data recording and detail level of clinical events in the chart record are discussed. This part of the research demonstrates that diverse data sources in the health care system can be linked with a high degree of accuracy and completeness of data.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Canadian oncology nursing journal = Revue canadienne de nursing oncologique|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2004|
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