SEER-Medicare Linked Database
- Web site: http://healthservices.cancer.gov/seermedicare/overview/
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The SEER-Medicare data reflect the linkage of two large population-based sources of data that provide detailed information about elderly persons with cancer. The data come from the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program of cancer registries that collect clinical, demographic and cause of death information for persons with cancer and the Medicare claims for covered health care services from the time of a person's Medicare eligibility until death. The linkage of these two data sources results in a unique population-based source of information that can be used for a wide array of research studies.