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Ascertaining invasive breast cancer cases; the validity of administrative and self-reported data sources in Australia

Anna Kemp12*, David B Preen1, Christobel Saunders3, C D’Arcy J Holman4, Max Bulsara5, Kris Rogers6 and Elizabeth E Roughead7

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1 Centre for Health Services Research, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley, WA, 6009, Australia

2 Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, Building 32, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, 2522, Australia

3 School of Surgery, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley, WA, 6009, Australia

4 School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley, WA, 6009, Australia

5 Institute of Health and Rehabilitation Research, University of Notre Dame, PO Box 1225, Fremantle, WA, 6959, Australia

6 Prevention Research Collaboration, Sydney School of Public Health, University Fisher Road, Sydney, NSW, 2206, Australia

7 Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia, GPO Box 2471, Adelaide, SA, 5001, Australia

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BMC Medical Research Methodology 2013, 13:17  doi:10.1186/1471-2288-13-17

Published: 11 February 2013

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Sensitivity analyses comparing follow-up periods for selected flags, compared with the Cancer Registry, July 2004-December 2008.

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