Sensitivity of administrative claims to identify incident cases of lung cancer: a comparison of 3 health plans.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Journal of managed care pharmacy : JMCP, Volume 15, Issue 8, p.659-68 (2009)


2009, Age Factors, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung, Center-Authored Paper, Comorbidity, Data Collection, Fee-for-Service Plans, Female, Humans, Insurance Claim Reporting, Insurance, Health, International Classification of Diseases, Lung Neoplasms, Male, Medicaid, Medicare, Middle Aged, Multivariate Analysis, Public Health Sciences Division, Retrospective Studies, SEER Program, Sex Factors, United States


Administrative claims are readily available, but their usefulness for identifying persons with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is relatively unknown, particularly for younger persons and those enrolled in Medicaid.