We would like to take a moment to congratulate the Massachusetts State Central Registry for attaining the GOLD standard for quality, completeness, and timeliness for the 2012 data submission.
Per the State of Massachusetts:
“Since 1995, the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) has held a certification process which awards “silver” or “gold” certificates to central cancer registries for high quality, complete, and timely data. This year the Massachusetts Cancer Registry (MCR) was awarded a “gold” certificate for 2012 data. This is the sixteenth year in a row that the MCR has achieved the gold standard.
Six certification measures were evaluated: completeness of case ascertainment; completeness of information recorded (including percent missing/unknown data on patient’s age, sex, race, state and county); percent death certificate-only cases; percent duplicate cases; successfully passing an abbreviated version of the NAACCR EDITS (automated edits) package; and timeliness. The MCR’s completeness was measured at over 95%, and 100% of cases passed the EDITS package. The MCR met the gold standard in every category.”
Way to go!