Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Date of cancer staging|
|Definition:||The date on which staging of cancer is completed, expressed as DDMMYYYY.|
|Data Element Concept:||Cancer staging— date of cancer staging|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||8|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Record the date that cancer staging is completed. This date should be equal to the date that the latest pathological or clinical testing (including imaging) required to determine staging occurred. Should the staging be based on surgical findings, the date should be equal to the date of the relevant surgery.
As cancer staging items within the cancer data set specifications relate to stage at diagnosis, should the date of staging not be available this item should default to being equal to the date of diagnosis.
This data item should be recorded with any cancer staging scheme that is recorded for a patient.
|Collection methods:||Collect from patient medical records.|
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Cancer Australia|
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