Standards for Cancer Registries, Standard Data Edits, Volume IV

Standards for Cancer Registries, Standard Data Edits, Volume IV

Hospital registries preparing a submission for NCDB should download their metafile from https://www.facs.org/quality-programs/cancer/ncdb/datasub/edits

Edits Metafile and Associated Documents

The NAACCR Edits Metafile is a collection of data validations programs, or edits, applied to cancer data collected and reported in a standardized format, with standardized data definitions and recording instructions.  The development and release of new metafiles is overseen by the NAACCR Edits Workgroup, headed by the NAACCR Edits Administrator with the assistance of the Edits Metafile Administrator.

The NAACCR Edits Workgroup is composed of representatives from all the standard-setting agencies; representatives from the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA), from central cancer registries, and from many of the cancer registry software vendors; and other interested persons.  The workgroup meets as required to review progress in and schedule release of new metafiles, to review and comment on new or modified edits, and to discuss any edit-related issues.

A major update is typically released every August or September for use in the following calendar year.  If needed, a minor minor update is released the following March. The NAACCR Edits Metafile includes sample edits for each standard setter that reflect the reporting requirements of that standard setters. The NAACCR Edits metafile is primarily used by central cancer registries to create custom edit metafiles that meet their individual reporting requirements.

Below you will find a link to the NAACCR Edits Metafile and associated documents. Under the Clearinghouse tab you will find links to central registry specific edit metafiles that have been posted by central registries.

Metafiles

v21A Edits Metafile

Posted 10/16/2020

If you have identified a potential edit issue, please review this document to see if it has previously been reported.

For more information about on-going edit issues or to submit an issue, see the NAACCR Edits Forum

The NAACCR  “Edits Clearinghouse” provides a space where central registries can share their central registry specific edit metafiles with other central registries, software vendors, and users of their registry metafile.

Beginning with v22, Central registries are strongly encouraged to post the most current version of their central registry metafile. Multiple metafiles may be posted as well as documentation related to the metafile. If a central chooses not to post their most recent metafile, they should post a document explaining where information concerning their metafile can be found and a contact person who can answer questions concerning their metafile. To post documentation and add contact information, click the “Submit your Metafile” button .

Anyone interested in receiving a notification when an individual registry posts a new metafile or document, can click on the Subscribe button.

A MyNAACCR account is required to view posted metafiles, upload metafiles, download metafiles, or to subscribe for notifications.

Posted 08/31/2020

  • Edit Detail Report – NAACCR v21 Edit Detail Report (coming soon)
  • Corrections Spreadsheet – This document describes issues identified in the current metafile and describes how these issues will be corrected in the next edits metafile release.

If you have identified a potential edit issue, please review this document to see if it has previously been reported.

For more information about on-going edit issues or to submit an issue, see the NAACCR Edits Forum

Posted 09/03/2019

                    • Corrections Spreadsheet – This document describes issues identified in the current metafile and describes how these issues will be corrected in the next edits metafile release.
                    • If you have identified a potential edit issue, please review this document to see if it has previously been reported.
                    • For more information about on-going edit issues or to submit an issue, see the NAACCR Edits Forum

Posted 4/5/19

  • Corrections Spreadsheet Updated 6/5/19
    • This document describes issues identified in the current metafile and describes how these issues will be corrected in the next edits metafile release.
      • If you have identified a potential edit issue, please review this document to see if it has previously been reported.
      • For more information about on-going edit issues or to submit an issue, see the NAACCR Edits Forum

Posted 10/5/18

Posted 8/22/18

Posted 5/31/17

  • NAACCR v16E Edits Detail Report – PDF with descriptions of all edits. Please download and open in Adobe if bookmark navigation does not work in your browser.
  • Version 16E For EDITS50 – NAACCR V16E metafile converted to SQLite for EDITS50 (EditWriter 5) with tags and script.

Posted 2/17/17

  • Version 16D For EDITS50 – NAACCR V16D metafile converted to SQLite for EDITS50 (EditWriter 5) with tags and script.

Posted 10/21/16

  • Version 16C For EDITS50 – NAACCR V16c metafile converted to SQLite for EDITS50 (EditWriter 5) with tags and script.

Posted 10/6/16

Posted 8/2/16

  • NAACCR v16A Edit Sets – Spreadsheet listing all edits and showing what edit sets they are included in

Posted 6/20/16

  • NAACCR v16 Edit Sets – Spreadsheet listing all edits and showing what edit sets they are included in
  • NAACCR v15A Edit Sets – Spreadsheet listing all edits and showing what edit sets they are included in
  • NAACCR v15 Edit Sets – Spreadsheet listing all edits and showing what edit sets they are included in

Software

Manuals and Training Videos

Edits Workshop

Developing a v21 Registry Specific Edits Metafile

Manuals

Training Videos

For previous versions, or questions please contact Jim Hofferkamp, NAACCR Program Manager of Education and Training at jhofferkamp@naaccr.org or (217) 698-0800 x5.

Questions on current edits or suggestions for new edits may be submitted to the Edits Forum for Vendors and Central Registry Metafile Administrators

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