SEER-MHOS Data for Cohort 15 Now Available

Data for cohort 15 of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (SEER-MHOS) linked database are now available. With this addition, SEER-MHOS now contains data on over 140,000 cancer patients, an increase of over 20,000 from the prior linkage, as well as over 2 million MHOS beneficiaries with no history of cancer.

The SEER-MHOS linked database is a population-based data resource that contains information about the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and other patient-reported outcomes of older adult (ages 65 and over) and disabled Medicare Advantage beneficiaries with and without cancer. The linkage now includes MHOS cohorts 1-15 (1998-2014) as well as cancer data from SEER (1973-2013) for all matches included in the SEER-MHOS file. The SEER-MHOS is the culmination of a federal collaboration between the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

SEER is the premier source for cancer statistics on individuals diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. The MHOS is the first self-reported longitudinal survey of Medicare managed care beneficiaries drawn from the entire US. For more information, visit the SEER-MHOS site.