Person with cancer—radiotherapy start date, DDMMYYYY
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Person with cancer-radiotherapy start date|
|Definition:||The date when a person with cancer begins a course of radiotherapy treatment, expressed as DDMMYYYY.|
|Data Element Concept:||Person with cancer—radiotherapy start date|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||8|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Radiotherapy start date is used to collect information about service volumes for the purpose of calculating radiotherapy waiting times. It can also be used to examine cancer patient care for safety and quality monitoring and other public health purposes.
This is a mandatory data item for national reporting in the:
Establishments that are in scope for national reporting are only those health care establishments that provide megavoltage external beam radiotherapy treatment.
|Related metadata references:|
See also Cancer treatment—radiotherapy start date, DDMMYYYY
See also Patient—radiotherapy start date, DDMMYYYY
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