Breast and Prostate Cancer Data Quality and Patterns of Care (PoC-BP) Study
Started in 2005, the Breast and Prostate Cancer Data Quality and Patterns of Care (PoC-BP) study is the National Program of Cancer Registries' most comprehensive PoC study, involving researchers from CDC and seven states in different geographic areas. The study examines—
- Patterns of initial (first course) treatment received by prostate cancer and female breast cancer patients
- The extent to which that care is concordant with nationally recognized treatment guidelines
- How patterns of cancer care vary by patient-, provider-, and health system-level factors
- The quality of the cancer data for the study
The routinely collected registry data are supplemented by re-abstracting hospital records and obtaining information about adjuvant treatment and comorbidity from physicians and outpatient facilities. In addition, the study's data will be linked with secondary files such as Medicare, census data, or hospital/physician files.
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