Feasibility of Using SEER-Medicare Data to Assess the Influence of ESA Policy Changes on Outcomes

The purpose of this study is to utilize the linked SEER-Medicare Database to conduct a population-based assessment of how policies affect the patterns, disparities, and outcomes of care in patients with cancer. The ultimate goal is to assess whether the 2008 CMS NCD and 2010 ESA REMS affected red blood cell transfusion rates, hospitalization rates due to cardiovascular complications, cancer recurrence rates, and mortality. Accordingly, this study is separated into two parts. Part 1 will determine the feasibility of utilizing the linked SEER-Medicare Database for calendar years 2006-2007 to perform this assessment. Part 2, if warranted, will analyze how ESA regulations affect health outcomes using SEER-Medicare data encompassing calendar years 2006-2011.

Organization: 
University of New England
Researcher: 
Edward Li
Grant Amount Given: 
$55,936
Year Issued: 
2012
Period: 
Annual
Grant Category: 
Research
Types of Cancer: 
All
Grant Duration: 
1 Year Pilot Grant

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2017 Methods and Diagnostics for Cancer Detection and Treatment Monitoring $375,000 Screening University of New England
2013 The Role of the Kappa Opioid Receptor in Regulating Cancer Proliferation in Vitro and In Vivo $50,000 Research University of New England
2013 Improving the Treament of Cancer Related Pain $22,540 Education University of New England
2012 Feasibility of Using SEER-Medicare Data to Assess the Influence of ESA Policy Changes on Outcomes $55,936 Research University of New England
2012 The Role of IL-6 Signaling in Cancer-induced Bone Pain $139,633 Research University of New England
2011 Non-Psychotropic Cannabinoid2 Receptor Agonists Inhibit Breast Cancer Proliferation $105,197 Research University of New England
2008 Role of Delta Opioid Receptors in Bone Cancer $81,995 Research University of New England
2002 Occupational Therapy Education $5,000 Education University of New England
2001 The Impact of Chemotherapy on Memory in Women with Breast Cancer $5,074 Research University of New England