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Main Title Pilot study--uses of medicare morbidity data in health effects research /
Author Shiffer, Irwin J.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Parsons, Edgar A.
CORP Author System Sciences, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher Health Effects Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA 600/1-80-018; EPA-68-02-2782
Stock Number PB80-181894
OCLC Number 07558230
Subjects Morbidity--United States--Statistics ; Neoplasms--etiology
Additional Subjects Morbidity ; Medicare ; Research ; Malignant neoplasms ; Health insurance ; Mortality ; Emission ; Data sources ; Statistical data ; Cancer ; Health statistics ; Environmental health ; Social Security Administration
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-1-80-018 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/30/2012
EJBD  EPA 600-1-80-018 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/24/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/1-80-018 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/01/2001
NTIS  PB80-181894 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xiv, 110 p. ; 28 cm.
This project is a pilot investigation of the practicability of utilizing Social Security Administration (SSA) Medicare morbidity data to supplement mortality data in cancer and other environmentally-related studies. For this study non-confidential data on 1.2 million hospitalizations for 815,000 persons diagnosed as having a neoplasm, respiratory, or digestive disease during 1971, 1972, and 1973 were included. The data are kept current by SSA for their analysis purposes. The Medicare files are the only known source that incorporates all cancer cases systematically, regardless of whether the cancer is fatal. The Files facilitate analysis of possible relationships between emissions of a specific industry and the disease(s) rates for the co-located population. Numerous recommendations are made for applying the Medicare files to additional analyses of environment-to-health relationships. Prominent among these are cancer hospitalization trends, by county, augmented with cancer mortality trends, and available emmissions/monitoring measures to identify areas of cancer increase/decrease possibly related to environmental influences.
"System Science, Inc." "March 1980" "Contract No. 68-02-2782"