Despite the high prevalence of bladder cancer, research on optimal bladder cancer care is limited. One way to advance observational research on care is to use linked data from multiple sources. Such big data research can provide real-world details of care and outcomes across a large number of patients. We assembled and validated such data including (1) administrative data from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), (2) Medicare claims, (3) data abstracted by tumor registrars, (4) data abstracted via chart review from the national electronic health record, and (5) full text pathology reports.
Schroek, Florian R.; Sirovich, Brenda E.; Seigne, John D.; Robertson, Douglas J.; and Goodney, Philip P., "Assembling and Validating Data from Multiple Sources to Study Care for Veterans with Bladder Cancer" (2017). Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles. 2818.