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Institute for Population Health Improvement

Institute for Population Health Improvement

California Cancer Registry Reports


Collaboration in California: The Prostate Experience

In the spring of 2012, the California Cancer Registry (CCR) initiated what would become, a three part analysis to determine the reliability of prostate cases on the CCR database. The CCR began this process by performing a recoding audit of prostate cancer cases diagnosed in 2011. The results of the audit were used to conduct a mini reliability study with the assistance of the California Cancer Registrars Association (CCRA). Those results were then presented at an educational event and training was provided focusing on the coding weaknesses among prostate cancer cases. In the spring of 2013 a target based audit of prostate cases was performed to measure the success and effectiveness of the training effort.
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