SEER-Medicare Linked Database
The SEER-Medicare data reflect the linkage of two large population-based sources of
data that provide detailed information about elderly persons with cancer. The data come
from the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program of cancer registries
that collect clinical, demographic and cause of death information for persons with cancer
and the Medicare claims for covered health care services from the time of a person's
Medicare eligibility until death. The linkage of these two data sources results in a
unique population-based source of information that can be used for a wide array of
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