Cancer treatment—specialist support services indicator, yes/no/unknown code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Specialist support services indicator|
|Synonymous names:||Specialist support services; Allied health services|
|Definition:||An indicator of whether specialist support services have been used during treatment for cancer, as represented by a code.|
|Data Element Concept:||Cancer treatment—specialist support services indicator|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||1|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Record whether the patient used specialist support services as part of their care during a round of treatment for cancer.Specialist support services include community services, allied health services and other hospital support service, such as the use of psychiatrists, psychologists, physiotherapists, social workers, specialist nurses/nurse counsellors, cancer support or volunteer support groups, individual peer support services, counsellor/bereavement counsellor and pastoral care workers.
|Collection methods:||This information should be sought from the patient's medical record or collected in multi-disciplinary team meetings.|
|Comments:||This information is used to evaluate the quality of care for patients with cancer, and may have implications for access to, and the provision of, cancer services.|
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Cancer Australia|
|Related metadata references:|
See also Cancer treatment—specialist support services type, code N[N]
See also Cancer treatment—specialist support services type, text X[X(99)]
See also Person with cancer—date of referral to palliative care services, DDMMYYYY
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