Clements, Mark; Roder, David M; Yu, Xue; Egger, Sam; O'Connell, Dianne
Purpose To develop and validate a method for estimating numbers of people with distant cancer metastases, for evidence-based service planning. Methods Estimates were made employing an illness-death model with distant metastatic cancer as the illness state- and site-specific mortality as an outcome, using MIAMOD software. To demonstrate the method, we estimated numbers of females alive in Australia following detection of distant metastatic breast cancer during 1980-2004, using data on patient...[Show more]
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