The linkage of Medicaid and SEER data provides an opportunity to analyze patterns of care after an initial diagnosis of cancer in low income populations.
The following articles highlight the use of SEER-Medicaid linkage data by a number of SEER sites to examine various cancer outcomes.
California Cancer Registry-Medicaid
O'Malley CD, Shema SJ, Clarke LS, Clarke CA, Perkins CI. Medicaid status and stage at diagnosis of cervical cancer. Am J Public Health. 2006 Dec;96(12):2179-85.
Chan JK, Gomez SL, O'Malley CD, Perkins CI, Clarke CA. Validity of cancer registry medicaid status against enrollment files: implications for population-based studies of cancer outcomes. Med Care. 2006 Oct;44(10):952-5.
Metropolitan Detroit-Michigan Medicaid
Bradley CJ, Given CW, Roberts C. Race, socioeconomic status, and breast cancer treatment and survival. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2002 Apr 3;94(7):490-6.
Wang PS, Walker AM, Tsuang MT, Orav EJ, Levin R, Avorn J. Antidepressant use and the risk of breast cancer: a non-association. J Clin Epidemiol. 2001 Jul;54(7):728-34.