SEER-Medicare Linked Database


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) programExternal Web Site Policy of cancer registries that collect clinical, demographic and cause of death information for persons with cancer and the MedicareExternal Web Site Policy 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.


See a list of publications from studies using the SEER-Medicare data.External Web Site Policy

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