Ethnicity coding in a regional cancer registry and in Hospital Episode Statistics

@article{Jack2006EthnicityCI,
  title={Ethnicity coding in a regional cancer registry and in Hospital Episode Statistics},
  author={Ruth H. Jack and Karen M Linklater and David Hofman and Justine Fitzpatrick and Henrik M\oller},
  journal={BMC Public Health},
  year={2006},
  volume={6},
  pages={281 - 281}
}
BACKGROUND The collection of ethnicity information as part of cancer datasets is important for planning services and ensuring equal access, and for epidemiological studies. However, ethnicity has generally not been well recorded in cancer registries in the UK. The aim of this study was to determine the completeness of ethnicity coding in the Thames Cancer Registry (TCR) database and within the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data as held by the London Health Observatory, and to investigate… CONTINUE READING