SEER Linked Databases

SEER-Medicare Linked Database

The SEER-Medicare data reflect the linkage of two large population-based sources of data that provide detailed information about elderly persons with cancer, which can be used for an array of epidemiological and health services research.

Visit the SEER-Medicare Linked Database Web siteExternal Web Site Policy for more information and instructions to access these data.

SEER-Medicare Health Outcomes Survey Linked Database

The SEER-MHOS database links two large population-based sources of data that provide detailed information about elderly persons with cancer. The data come from SEER's cancer registries that collect clinical, demographic and cause of death information for persons with cancer and the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (MHOS) that provides information about the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of Medicare Advantage Organization (MAO) enrollees.

Visit the SEER-MHOS Linked Database Web siteExternal Web Site Policy for more information and instructions to access these data.

National Longitudinal Mortality Study (NLMS) and Linked SEER-NLMS Databases

The NLMS database was developed to examine the relationships between self-reported demographic and socioeconomic characteristics and mortality among a representative sample of the US non-institutionalized population. SEER registry cancer patient records for 1973-2003 are linked with the NLMS database to provide additional opportunities for analyzing socioeconomic and demographic differentials in cancer incidence, survival, and tumor characteristics.

Visit the NLMS Web siteExternal Web Site Policy for more information and instructions to access this data.