Data quality at the Icelandic Cancer Registry: comparability, validity, timeliness and completeness.

@article{Sigurdardottir2012DataQA,
  title={Data quality at the Icelandic Cancer Registry: comparability, validity, timeliness and completeness.},
  author={Lara Gudrun Sigurdardottir and J{\'o}n Gunnlaugur J{\'o}nasson and Sigrun Stefansdottir and Anna Helga Jonsdottir and Gudridur Helga Olafsd{\'o}ttir and El{\'i}nborg J{\'o}na Olafsd{\'o}ttir and Laufey Tryggvadottir},
  journal={Acta oncologica},
  year={2012},
  volume={51 7},
  pages={880-9}
}
INTRODUCTION The nationwide Icelandic Cancer Registry (ICR) was established in 1954 and has been extensively used for research from the outset although formal quality assessment of the registry database has not previously been undertaken. In this paper we report the first formal evaluation of the comparability, validity, timeliness and completeness of the ICR. MATERIAL AND METHODS Data from the ICR for the period 1955-2009 (41 994 cancer diagnoses) were used, applying established quantitative… CONTINUE READING