Accession Number : ADA301678

Title :   Adding Data Accessibility and Rule-Based Targeted Data Collection to the California Cancer Reporting System for Breast Cases.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 15 Aug 94-14 Aug 95,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA PUBLIC HEALTH FOUNDATION BERKELEY

Personal Author(s) : Gordon, Barry A.

PDF Url : ADA301678

Report Date : 13 SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The first phase of this 3-year project has been completed. The basic BBS hardware and software has been set up, and the data collection system has been fully implemented. This following was performed: Convened an advisory committee and chose additional data items for the first year of studies. Added 29 new data items for coding for 1995 California cancer cases, as initially proposed for this study. Implemented 17 additional data items proposed by data users for collection of comparison data. Modified our cancer registry software to collect, validate, store, and transmit these new fields. Prepared coding instructions and briefed hospital registrars on the new study. Distributed copies of the updated software to 251 hospitals in California. Designed the dataflow to receive these new data records at regional registries, and to pass them on to project staff for integration and analysis. Purchased hardware, setup the network, and setup the initial BBS with lookup of physicians' license numbers as a test resource. Pilot tested the HIRS software, which will be our query engine for online analysis. Loaded 1988-1992 California breast cases into HIRS query engine.

Descriptors :   *REPORTS, *DATA ACQUISITION, *ADVISORY ACTIVITIES, *MAMMARY GLANDS, *BREAST CANCER, TEST AND EVALUATION, COMPARISON, CODING, RESOURCES, CALIFORNIA, RECORDS, ONLINE SYSTEMS, PANEL(COMMITTEE).

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Information Science
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE