Published in Cancer Weekly, November 11th, 2008
"We aimed to investigate the accuracy of NMSC death coding and to describe the characteristics of these deaths and the potential for prevention. Histology reports for all deaths coded as NMSC (ICD-10 C44.0-C44.9) by the Western Australian Cancer Registry for the years 1996-2005 were reviewed for type of cancer, body site (primary tumor and metastases), and level of available documentation. Of 368 deaths recorded as being due to NMSC only 3 were found to be...
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