SEER-MHOS Data for Cohort 18 Now Available

Data for cohort 18 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 180,000 cancer patients, an increase of over 40,000 from the prior linkage, as well as over 2.5 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 1-18 (1998-2017) as well as cancer data from SEER (1973-2015) 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.

Last Updated: 16 May, 2019