Cancer treatment—surgical procedure for cancer, procedure code (ACHI 6th edn) NNNNN-NN
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Surgical treatment procedure for cancer|
|Definition:||The surgical procedure used in the primary treatment of the cancer, as represented by a code.|
|Data Element Concept:||Cancer treatment—surgical procedure for cancer|
Value domain attributes
|Classification scheme:||Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI) 6th edition|
|Maximum character length:||7|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Each surgical treatment procedure used in the initial treatment of the cancer should be recorded. Surgical procedures performed for palliative purposes only should not be included.
For surgical procedures involved in the administration of another modality (e.g. implantation of infusion pump, isolated limb perfusion/infusion, intra-operative radiotherapy) record both the surgery and the other modality.
Any systemic treatment which can be coded as a procedure through ACHI should be so coded (e.g. stem cell or bone marrow infusion).
Source and reference attributes
National Cancer Control Initiative
National Centre for Classification in Health
New South Wales Department of Health, Public Health Division
NSW Department of Health NSW Clinical Cancer Data Collection for Outcomes and Quality. Data Dictionary Version 1 (2001).
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Cancer treatment—surgical procedure for cancer, procedure code (ACHI 5th edn) NNNNN-NN
Has been superseded by Cancer treatment—surgical procedure for cancer, procedure code (ACHI 7th edn) NNNNN-NN
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
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