Referral to palliative care services indicator
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Property|
An indicator of whether a patient has been referred to palliative care services.Referral to palliative care services is referral to palliative care administered by palliative care specialists such as a palliative care team or palliative physician. Palliative care may be administered in a community setting, for example, the patient's home or a nursing home, in the palliative care unit of an acute hospital or a hospice.
|Property group:||Referral event|
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Cancer Australia|
|Reference documents:||National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC) and National Cancer Control Initiative (NCCI) 2003. Clinical practice guidelines for the psychosocial care of adults with cancer. Camperdown, NSW: National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre|
|Data Element Concepts implementing this property:|
Person with cancer—referral to palliative care services indicator
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