Radiotherapy waiting times NMDS 2018-
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 25/01/2018|
|DSS type:||National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)|
The main purpose of the Radiotherapy waiting times national minimum data set (RWT NMDS) is to describe the information that must be collected to calculate the waiting times for the following time period in the treatment pathway for radiotherapy services in Australia:
Establishments in-scope are only those health-care establishments that provide megavoltage external beam radiotherapy treatment (in-scope radiotherapy treatment). Both public and private establishments are in-scope. While it is mandatory for public establishments to report data to the national minimum data set (NMDS), private providers are also encouraged to participate.
The scope is not limited by diagnosis: it includes people with cancer (notifiable and non-notifiable) and people who do not have cancer.
People in-scope are those who started a course of radiotherapy treatment within the reference period.
For public establishments, all in-scope activity should be reported, including services provided by specialists operating under right of private practice arrangements.
Collection and usage attributes
Courses of radiotherapy treatment started.
|Guide for use:|
The table below defines some key concepts used in the RWT NMDS. It is assumed that data submitted to the RWT NMDS adhere to these definitions. These definitions do not necessarily apply to other data sets.
The statistical unit will be calculated by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for the time period (see Scope above) using the following data elements:
|Implementation start date:||01/07/2018|
Glossary terms that are relevant to this NMDS include:
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Related metadata references:|
See also National Radiotherapy Waiting Times Database, 2015–16; Quality Statement AIHW Data Quality Statements, Endorsed 02/08/2017
See also Person with cancer—clinical emergency indicator, code A WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015
See also Person with cancer—intention of treatment, code AAA WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015
Supersedes Radiotherapy waiting times NMDS 2015-2018 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018
See also Statistical Area Level 1 of usual residence NBEDS 2018-19 Health, Standard 25/01/2018