Patient—diagnosis date of cancer, DDMMYYYY
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Date of diagnosis of cancer|
|Definition:||The date on which the patient was first diagnosed with cancer (whether at its primary site or as a metastasis), expressed as DDMMYYYY.|
|Data Element Concept:||Patient—diagnosis date of cancer|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||8|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Date of diagnosis must be:
Diagnosis of cancer after death:
If the patient is first diagnosed with the cancer in an autopsy report the date of diagnosis is the date of death as stated on the patient's death certificate.
Incidental diagnosis of cancer:
If a patient is admitted for another condition (for example a broken leg or pregnancy), and a cancer is diagnosed incidentally then the date of diagnosis is the date the cancer was diagnostically determined, not the admission date.
The date of diagnosis is the date of the pathology report, if any, that first confirmed the diagnosis of cancer. This date may be found attached to a letter of referral or a patient's medical record from another institution or hospital. If this date is unavailable, or if no pathological test was done, then the date may be determined from one of the sources listed in the following sequence:
If components of the date are not known, an estimate should be provided with an estimated date flag to indicate that it is estimated. If an estimated date is not possible, a standard date of 15 June 1900 should be used with a flag to indicate the date is not known. Additionally, a date accuracy indicator should be recorded in conjunction with the estimated date.
|Comments:||Patient administration system, cancer notification system, population cancer statistics, research.|
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Cancer Australia|
International Agency for Research on Cancer
World Health Organization
International Association of Cancer Registries
|Reference documents:||Modified from the definition presented by the New South Wales Inpatient Statistics Collection Manual 2000/2001|
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See also Person with cancer—date of initial primary health care consultation, DDMMYYYY
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