Study examines cancer-care outcomes among American hospitals

Efforts to rank hospitals by long-term survival rates have been hindered by the readily available administrative data derived from Medicare claims, which lacks information about cancer stage. A new study finds that risk-adjusted Medicare claims data — without information about the cancer stage of individual patients — may be sufficient to calculate the long-term survival rates at hospitals providing cancer care in the United States. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)