Accuracy of cancer death certificates and its effect on cancer mortality statistics.

@article{Percy1981AccuracyOC,
  title={Accuracy of cancer death certificates and its effect on cancer mortality statistics.},
  author={Charles Percy and E Stanek and L C Gloeckler},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1981},
  volume={71 3},
  pages={242-50}
}
A study to determine the accuracy of cancer mortality data was done using cancer deaths occurring during 1970 and 1971 in eight of the nine areas included in the Third National Cancer Survey (TNCS). Death certificates with an underlying cause of death of cancer were compared to the hospital diagnosis for 48,826 resident cases of single primary cancers. The… CONTINUE READING