Population-based cancer registries are an essential part of the cancer surveillance system for planning, operating, funding, and evaluating cancer control programs. Complete and accurate data are necessary to estimate variations in population subgroups and changes among population subgroups over time. The National Program of Cancer Registries was audited and assessed for completeness and quality of data. The audits emphasized the existence of appropriate policies and procedures for data ascertainment, data collection, and data quality assessment.
The study showed that registries capture high quality complete data.
Report Title: Data Completeness and Quality Audits
Agency Sponsor: CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Federal Contact: Thomas Chapel, 404-639-2116
Performer: ICF Macro
Record ID: 9558 (Report issued September 30, 2011)