SEER-Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (SEER-MHOS) Linked Data Resource

The SEER-MHOS data set is a resource to research health outcomes in cancer. It is based on a linkage between the NCI's Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER)External Web Site Policy cancer registry and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (MHOS)External Web Site Policy that provides information about the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of Medicare Advantage Organization enrollees.

SEER-MHOS Overview

To stay up to date on the data linkage, please join the SEER-MHOS ListservExternal Web Site Policy.

SEER—MHOS: Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)—Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (MHOS)
Graphic showing what is included in seer-mhos data
  • Cancer Registry Data
  • Medicare Health Outcomes Survey Data
  • Medicare Advantage Enrollment Data
  • Part D Enrollment and Claims Data

Data Support

Programming Support

Here links are provided to SAS code that may be useful to programmers running analyses on the SEER-MHOS data.

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Privacy & Confidentiality Issues

Researchers who wish to use the SEER-MHOS data are required to obtain IRB approval prior to the data being released to them.

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Last Updated: 22 Apr, 2021