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The accuracy and completeness for receipt of colorectal cancer care using Veterans Health Administration administrative data

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, February 2016
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Title
The accuracy and completeness for receipt of colorectal cancer care using Veterans Health Administration administrative data
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, February 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12913-016-1294-9
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Authors

Eric A. Sherer, Deborah A. Fisher, Jeffrey Barnd, George L. Jackson, Dawn Provenzale, David A. Haggstrom

Abstract

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network and the American Society of Clinical Oncology have established guidelines for the treatment and surveillance of colorectal cancer (CRC), respectively. Considering these guidelines, an accurate and efficient method is needed to measure receipt of care. The accuracy and completeness of Veterans Health Administration (VA) administrative data were assessed by comparing them with data manually abstracted during the Colorectal Cancer Care Collaborative (C4) quality improvement initiative for 618 patients with stage I-III CRC. The VA administrative data contained gender, marital, and birth information for all patients but race information was missing for 62.1 % of patients. The percent agreement for demographic variables ranged from 98.1-100 %. The kappa statistic for receipt of treatments ranged from 0.21 to 0.60 and there was a 96.9 % agreement for the date of surgical resection. The percentage of post-diagnosis surveillance events in C4 also in VA administrative data were 76.0 % for colonoscopy, 84.6 % for physician visit, and 26.3 % for carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) test. VA administrative data are accurate and complete for non-race demographic variables, receipt of CRC treatment, colonoscopy, and physician visits; but alternative data sources may be necessary to capture patient race and receipt of CEA tests.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 26 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 23%
Student > Postgraduate 4 15%
Researcher 3 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 12%
Other 2 8%
Other 5 19%
Unknown 3 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 54%
Computer Science 2 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 4%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 4%
Social Sciences 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 6 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 March 2016.
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#1,385,497
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Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#657
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#64,818
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#28
of 87 outputs
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