• Accurate sarcoma disease coding crucial to maintain valid databases

    10 days ago - By Healio

    Inaccurate coding may lead to underreporting of sarcoma cases in national databases, according to a research letter published in JAMA Oncology.
    “At present, the net effect of coding errors is unknown,” Heather G. Lyu, MD, clinical fellow in surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and colleagues wrote. “Discussions among surgeons, pathologists, coders and tumor registrars about how to specify sarcomas are encouraged.”
    Because sarcoma is rare, performing appropriately powered studies is challenging, and researchers often rely on tumor registries and population-based
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