Cancer Incidence och mortality in a population based investigation in the southern health care region

This study is part of the collection Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Håkan Olsson - Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, The Division of Oncology and Pathology

Description:

All individuals diagnosed with cancer from 2000 to 2007 were identified in the Cancer Register of Southern Sweden, but only individuals who were also identified in the Population Register of Scania were included in this cohort. Age- and gender-matched controls were identified in the Population Register of Scania. The controls were reconciled with the cancer registry in southern Sweden so that they had no prior diagnosis of cancer and with the Population Register of Scania that they were alive at time of diagnosis to the matched case. Also spouses to cancer patients were used as controls.

For each individual, healthcare costs were monitored related to the date of diagnosis. Costs for outpatient care, inpatient care, number of days in hospital and medications were included. Costs were also calculated for the controls.

Other information available about the individuals in the cohort are age, sex, domicile, type of tumor and medication.

Responsible department/unit:

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Håkan Olsson - Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, The Division of Oncology and Pathology

Identifiers:

SND-ID: EXT 0119

Purpose:

To study the health cost per individual in relation to mortality and comorbidity.

Description:

All individuals diagnosed with cancer from 2000 to 2007 were identified in the Cancer Register of Southern Sweden, but only individuals who were also identified in the Population Register of Scania were included in this cohort. Age- and gender-matched controls were identified in the Population Register of Scania. The controls were reconciled with the cancer registry in southern Sweden so that they had no prior diagnosis of cancer and with the Population Register of Scania that they were alive at time of diagnosis to the matched case. Also spouses to cancer patients were used as controls.

For each individual, healthcare costs were monitored related to the date of diagnosis. Costs for outpatient care, inpatient care, number of days in hospital and medications were included. Costs were also calculated for the controls.

Other information available about the individuals in the cohort are age, sex, domicile, type of tumor and medication.

Time period(s) investigated:

2000 — 2007

Unit of analysis:

Population:

All individuals in Scania diagnosed with cancer between year 2000-2007, and controls matched by age and sex.

Sampling procedure:

Probability: Systematic random
All individuals diagnosed with cancer from 2000 to 2007 were identified in the Cancer Register of Southern Sweden, but only individuals who were also identified in the Population Register of Scania were included in this cohort. Age- and gender-matched controls were identified in the Population Register of Scania. Also wives or husbands of cases were used as controls.

Contact person for questions about the data:

Håkan Olsson

Is part of collection at SND:

Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

Publications

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Attner B, Lithman T, Noreen D, Olsson H. Low cancer rates among patients with dementia in a population-based register study in Sweden. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2010;30(1):39-42. doi: 10.1159/000315509.
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Sjövall K, Attner B, Lithman T, Noreen D, Olsson H. Prostate Cancer in the Pre and Post Diagnosis Phase – A Population Based Study on Health Care Costs. 2011. Epidemiol S1:001. doi: 10.4172/2161-1165.S1-001
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Sjövall K, Attner B, Lithman T, Noreen D, Gunnars B, Thomé B, Olsson H. Influence on the health of the partner affected by tumor disease in the wife or husband based on a population-based register study of cancer in Sweden. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Oct 1;27(28):4781-6. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2008.21.6788.

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Dataset EXT 0119-001

Cost for health care for cases

Description:

Dataset includes all cases (all individuals diagnosed with cancer between 2000-2007 in Scania).

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Time period(s) for data collection: 2000-01-01 — 2007-12-31

Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Medical/Clinical

Number of individuals/objects:

70000

Response rate/participation rate:

100%

Dataset EXT 0119-002

Cost for health care for controls

Description:

Dataset includes the study controls (individuals matched by age and sex ) Also spouses to cancer patients were included in the control group.

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Time period(s) for data collection: 2000-01-01 — 2007-12-31

Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Medical/Clinical

Number of individuals/objects:

165000