Diana Sarfati

Summary

Affiliation: University of Otago
Country: New Zealand

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint How well does routine hospitalisation data capture information on comorbidity in New Zealand?
    Diana Sarfati
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 123:50-61. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Cancer-specific administrative data-based comorbidity indices provided valid alternative to Charlson and National Cancer Institute Indices
    Diana Sarfati
    Department of Public Health, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, Wellington 6022, New Zealand Electronic address
    J Clin Epidemiol 67:586-95. 2014
  3. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity and rectal cancer management in New Zealand
    Esther M Swart
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343 Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 126:42-52. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Review of methods used to measure comorbidity in cancer populations: no gold standard exists
    Diana Sarfati
    Cancer Control and Screening Research Group, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington South 6242, New Zealand
    J Clin Epidemiol 65:924-33. 2012
  5. pmc Does comorbidity explain the ethnic inequalities in cervical cancer survival in New Zealand? A retrospective cohort study
    Naomi Brewer
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, PO Box 756, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
    BMC Cancer 11:132. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Ethnic and socioeconomic trends in testicular cancer incidence in New Zealand
    Diana Sarfati
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Cancer 128:1683-91. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Measuring cancer survival in populations: relative survival vs cancer-specific survival
    Diana Sarfati
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 39:598-610. 2010
  8. pmc The effect of comorbidity on the use of adjuvant chemotherapy and survival from colon cancer: a retrospective cohort study
    Diana Sarfati
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington 6242, New Zealand
    BMC Cancer 9:116. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Comorbidity among patients with colon cancer in New Zealand
    Diana Sarfati
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 124:76-88. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Unstaged cancer in a population-based registry: prevalence, predictors and patient prognosis
    Jason Gurney
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, 23A Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington 6242, New Zealand
    Cancer Epidemiol 37:498-504. 2013

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Publications32

  1. ncbi request reprint How well does routine hospitalisation data capture information on comorbidity in New Zealand?
    Diana Sarfati
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 123:50-61. 2010
    ..This study aims to assess the quality of routinely collected comorbidity data in New Zealand which are increasingly used in health service planning and research...
  2. doi request reprint Cancer-specific administrative data-based comorbidity indices provided valid alternative to Charlson and National Cancer Institute Indices
    Diana Sarfati
    Department of Public Health, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, Wellington 6022, New Zealand Electronic address
    J Clin Epidemiol 67:586-95. 2014
    ..We aimed to develop and validate administrative data-based comorbidity indices for a range of cancer types that included all relevant concomitant conditions...
  3. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity and rectal cancer management in New Zealand
    Esther M Swart
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343 Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 126:42-52. 2013
    ..We studied rectal cancer management and survival in a cohort of Maori and non-Maori patients with a newly diagnosed rectal cancer...
  4. doi request reprint Review of methods used to measure comorbidity in cancer populations: no gold standard exists
    Diana Sarfati
    Cancer Control and Screening Research Group, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington South 6242, New Zealand
    J Clin Epidemiol 65:924-33. 2012
    ..This article reviews methods used to measure comorbidity in the context of cancer; summarizing methods, identifying contexts in which they have been used, and assessing the validity, reliability, and feasibility of each approach...
  5. pmc Does comorbidity explain the ethnic inequalities in cervical cancer survival in New Zealand? A retrospective cohort study
    Naomi Brewer
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, PO Box 756, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
    BMC Cancer 11:132. 2011
    ..We investigated the association of comorbidity with cervical cancer survival, and whether comorbidity accounted for the previously observed ethnic differences in survival...
  6. doi request reprint Ethnic and socioeconomic trends in testicular cancer incidence in New Zealand
    Diana Sarfati
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Cancer 128:1683-91. 2011
    ..Given the lack of understanding of the etiology of testicular cancer, the unusual patterns identified in the New Zealand context may provide some etiological clues for future novel research...
  7. doi request reprint Measuring cancer survival in populations: relative survival vs cancer-specific survival
    Diana Sarfati
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 39:598-610. 2010
    ....
  8. pmc The effect of comorbidity on the use of adjuvant chemotherapy and survival from colon cancer: a retrospective cohort study
    Diana Sarfati
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington 6242, New Zealand
    BMC Cancer 9:116. 2009
    ..This study aimed to assess the impact of comorbidity on colon cancer patient survival, the effect of comorbidity on treatment choices for these patients, and the impact of this on survival among those with comorbidity...
  9. ncbi request reprint Comorbidity among patients with colon cancer in New Zealand
    Diana Sarfati
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 124:76-88. 2011
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Unstaged cancer in a population-based registry: prevalence, predictors and patient prognosis
    Jason Gurney
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, 23A Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington 6242, New Zealand
    Cancer Epidemiol 37:498-504. 2013
    ....
  11. pmc Ethnic and socioeconomic trends in breast cancer incidence in New Zealand
    Ruth Cunningham
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington 6242, New Zealand
    BMC Cancer 10:674. 2010
    ..The objectives of this study are to determine whether trends in breast cancer incidence varied by ethnicity and socioeconomic position between 1981 and 2004 in New Zealand, and to assess possible risk factor explanations...
  12. doi request reprint Cancer in Pacific people in New Zealand
    Ineke Meredith
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, New Zealand
    Cancer Causes Control 23:1173-84. 2012
    ..To describe cancer incidence rates among Pacific people living in New Zealand from 1981 to 2004...
  13. doi request reprint Social inequalities or inequities in cancer incidence? Repeated census-cancer cohort studies, New Zealand 1981-1986 to 2001-2004
    Tony Blakely
    University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    Cancer Causes Control 22:1307-18. 2011
    ..We examine incidence trends for 18 adult cancers, by ethnicity and socioeconomic position in New Zealand...
  14. ncbi request reprint Colon cancer management in New Zealand: 1996-2003
    Ruth Cunningham
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343 Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 122:51-60. 2009
    ..This study provides an overview of colon cancer diagnosis and treatment in New Zealand between 1996 and 2003...
  15. doi request reprint High rates of endometrial cancer among Pacific women in New Zealand: the role of diabetes, physical inactivity, and obesity
    Ineke Meredith
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Cancer Causes Control 23:875-85. 2012
    ..To determine the endometrial cancer rates, and the proportion attributable to diabetes mellitus (DM), physical inactivity, and overweight/obesity, by ethnicity with a focus on Pacific women in New Zealand...
  16. ncbi request reprint Varying evolution of the New Zealand lung cancer epidemic by ethnicity and socioeconomic position (1981-1999)
    Caroline Shaw
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 118:U1411. 2005
    ..This paper aims to describe and explain trends in lung cancer mortality by ethnicity and socioeconomic position in New Zealand between 1981-1999...
  17. doi request reprint Do ethnic patterns in cryptorchidism reflect those found in testicular cancer?
    Jason Gurney
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, and Capital and Coast District Health Board, Wellington Hospital RS, Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand Electronic address
    J Urol 190:1852-7. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that ethnic trends in the incidence of cryptorchidism would reflect those for testicular cancer in this setting...
  18. ncbi request reprint An audit of colon cancer data on the New Zealand Cancer Registry
    Ruth Cunningham
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 121:46-56. 2008
    ..This study aims to assess the reliability of New Zealand Cancer Registry data on colon cancer...
  19. doi request reprint Bias in relative survival methods when using incorrect life-tables: lung and bladder cancer by smoking status and ethnicity in New Zealand
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Cancer 131:E974-82. 2012
    ..475 when using sex-specific life-tables only, but reduced to 1.098 when using fully stratified life-tables. Substantial bias can occur when estimating relative cancer survival across subpopulations if non-matching life-tables are used...
  20. ncbi request reprint Patterns of disparity: ethnic and socio-economic trends in breast cancer mortality in New Zealand
    Diana Sarfati
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    Cancer Causes Control 17:671-8. 2006
    ..To test whether trends in breast cancer mortality varied by ethnicity and socio-economic position during the 1980s and '90s in New Zealand...
  21. ncbi request reprint Trends in colorectal cancer mortality by ethnicity and socio-economic position in New Zealand, 1981-99: one country, many stories
    Caroline Shaw
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 30:64-70. 2006
    ..Ethnicity and socio-economic position are important determinants of colorectal cancer (CRC) mortality. In this paper, we determine trends in colorectal cancer mortality by ethnicity and socio-economic position in New Zealand...
  22. ncbi request reprint The completeness of cancer treatment data on the National Health Collections
    Jason Gurney
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington South 6242, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 126:69-74. 2013
    ..Our observations clearly point toward (1) a non-reporting private hospital 'effect' on surgery data completeness; and (2) underreporting of adjuvant therapy to the MoH by service providers. ..
  23. doi request reprint Ethnic disparities in the quality of hospital care in New Zealand, as measured by 30-day rate of unplanned readmission/death
    Juliet Rumball-Smith
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, University of Otago, PO Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Int J Qual Health Care 25:248-54. 2013
    ..To compare the quality of hospital care for New Zealand (NZ) Māori and NZ European adult patients, using the rate of unplanned readmission or death within 30 days of discharge as an indicator of quality...
  24. ncbi request reprint From screening criteria to colorectal cancer screening: what can New Zealand learn from other countries?
    Caroline Shaw
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 121:84-95. 2008
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint How to substantially increase recruitment in cancer trials in New Zealand
    David Hadorn
    Centre for Assessment and Prioritisation, Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 126:57-68. 2013
    ....
  26. doi request reprint The association of active smoking with multiple cancers: national census-cancer registry cohorts with quantitative bias analysis
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    Cancer Causes Control 24:1243-55. 2013
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint If nobody smoked tobacco in New Zealand from 2020 onwards, what effect would this have on ethnic inequalities in life expectancy?
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 123:26-36. 2010
    ..If nobody smoked tobacco from 2020 onwards, then life expectancy in 2040 will be approximated by projected never-smoker life expectancy...
  28. ncbi request reprint Population screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm: evaluating the evidence against screening criteria
    Nisha Nair
    Cancer Control and Screening Research Group, University of Otago Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 125:72-83. 2012
    ..We recommend research into the prevalence of AAA in NZ, the comorbidity profile of individuals with AAA, drivers of high mortality among Maori, and acceptability of AAA screening to the New Zealand public...
  29. ncbi request reprint The voice of experience: results from Cancer Control New Zealand's first national cancer care survey
    Inga O'Brien
    Cancer Control New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 123:10-9. 2010
    ..The 2009 Cancer Care Survey aimed to gather information from patients about their experiences receiving outpatient cancer care...
  30. doi request reprint Trends in colorectal cancer incidence rates in New Zealand, 1981-2004
    Ankit B Shah
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University, School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    ANZ J Surg 82:258-64. 2012
    ..Internationally, there has been evidence of a shift in colon cancer from left- to right-sided. The objective of this study was to determine trends in left- and right-sided colon and rectal cancers incidence by sex, age and ethnicity...
  31. ncbi request reprint Abdominal aortic aneurysm disease in New Zealand: epidemiology and burden between 2002 and 2006
    Nisha Nair
    University of Otago Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Wellington
    N Z Med J 125:10-20. 2012
    ..There is a lack of information on the epidemiology and burden of AAA disease in New Zealand, necessary to support policy in this area...
  32. doi request reprint The mismeasurement of quality by readmission rate: how blunt is too blunt an instrument?: a quantitative bias analysis
    Juliet Rumball-Smith
    Institute for Health and Social Policy, University of McGill, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Med Care 51:418-24. 2013
    ..The rate of readmission is widely used as a measure of hospital quality of care, often with funding implications for outlying facilities...