Strengthening functioning systems to improve health outcomes will, in some cases, require new ways of thinking about
health investments and greater dialogue with partner countries about constraints and opportunities.
This report of the proceedings of a symposium held in conjunction
with the release of the IOM report, From Cancer Patient to Cancer
Survivor: Lost in Transition, represents an effort on the part of the
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the National Coalition for
Cancer Survivorship (NCCS), and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to further
disseminate the findings and recommendations of the IOM report and
to take the next step toward implementation of those recommendations.
Special care has been taken to eliminate the survivorship bias inherent in the Bankscope
database. Bureau van Dijk deletes historical information on banks that no longer exist in the
latest release of this database. For example, the 2004 release of Bankscope does not contain
information on banks that no longer exist in 2004 but did exist in previous years.
the survivorship bias in Bankscope by reassembling the panel data set by hand from
individual cross-sections using historical, archived releases of the database.