Canadian Cancer Treatment Linkage Project - ARCHIVED

Articles and reports: 11-633-X2018016


Record linkage has been identified as a potential mechanism to add treatment information to the Canadian Cancer Registry (CCR). The purpose of the Canadian Cancer Treatment Linkage Project (CCTLP) pilot is to add surgical treatment data to the CCR. The Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) and the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS) were linked to the CCR, and surgical treatment data were extracted. The project was funded through the Cancer Data Development Initiative (CDDI) of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC).

The CCTLP was developed as a feasibility study in which patient records from the CCR would be linked to surgical treatment records in the DAD and NACRS databases, maintained by the Canadian Institute for Health Information. The target cohort to whom surgical treatment data would be linked was patients aged 19 or older registered on the CCR (2010 through 2012). The linkage was completed in Statistics Canada’s Social Data Linkage Environment (SDLE).

Issue Number: 2018016
Author(s): Carriere, Gisèle; Sanmartin, Claudia; Murison, Patricia; Trudeau, Richard; Trainor, Catherine; Pelletier, Caroline; Bryan, Shirley; Farrar, Nathan; Snow, Austin; Newman, Kim
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