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National Cancer Data Base - Data Dictionary PUF 2014

Last Contact or Death, Months from Dx

DD_category: 
PUF Data Item Name: 
DX_LASTCONTACT_DEATH_MONTHS
length: 
6
Allowable values: 
0000.1 – 8887.9, 9999.0
Description: 
The number of months between the date of diagnosis (NAACCR Item #390) and the date on which the patient was last contacted or died (NAACCR Item #1750).
Registry Coding Instructions: 

None.

Analytic Note: 

Months Elapsed is blank for patients diagnosed in 2014.  See "Getting Started" for a discussion of survival calculations for patients diagnosed recently.

Code

Definition

0000.1 – 8887.9

Number of elapsed months.

Blank

Unknown, number of elapsed months can not be computed.