Completeness of case ascertainment at the Irish National Cancer Registry.

  title={Completeness of case ascertainment at the Irish National Cancer Registry.},
  author={Katie M O'Brien and Harry Comber and Linda Sharp},
  journal={Irish journal of medical science},
  volume={183 2},
BACKGROUND Cancer registries play a major role in cancer control, including quantifying the burden of cancer in the population, informing health service planning, and evaluating service provision. Registries must achieve a high level of completeness of case ascertainment. AIM Completeness of case ascertainment for the National Cancer Registry (NCR) in Ireland was estimated. METHODS For all invasive cancers, and the four most common sites, we used two quantitative methods which use… CONTINUE READING


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