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Limitations of the SEER-MHOS Linked Data Set

The SEER-MHOS data do not include the following:

  • SEER cancer patients who did not complete at least one MHOS survey;
  • Medicare beneficiaries in a fee-for-service program;
  • Medicare claims or prescription drug information;
  • chemotherapy and hormonal treatment;
  • cancer recurrences;
  • Medicare managed care beneficiaries not included in a MHOS cohort;
  • outcome results for years other than 1998-2009 (baseline)/2000-2011 (follow-up); and
  • non-responders to a MHOS survey.

Last Modified: 11 Apr 2014