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Statistical Recording of Malignant Neoplasms in Russian Federation: Current Situation and Main Areas for Improvement

E. V. Semakova1, 2, Y. A. Ledovskikh1, S. N. Tishkina1, I. A. Zheleznyakova1, 2, K. V. Gerasimova1, 3

1. Center for Healthcare Quality Assessment and Control of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia

2. Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), Moscow, Russia

3. I. M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russia

Taking into consideration growing attention to oncological problems in Russia concerns about statistical recording of malignant neoplasms are becoming important. The main sources of information on prevalence and morbidity of malignant neoplasms are discussed in the article. They are cancer registries, forms of federal statistical monitoring and registers of medical bills of medical care provided. The exhaustiveness of the data collection for specified sources are evaluated. Assessment is done to estimate the compliance of the data collected in Russia with recommendations of the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Improvements in statistical recording of malignant neoplasms were proposed including use of modern information technologies.

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