Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Radiotherapy completion date|
|Definition:||The completion date of the radiotherapy administered during the course of treatment for cancer, expressed as DDMMYYYY.|
|Data Element Concept:||Cancer treatment—radiotherapy completion date|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||8|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
The completion date for radiotherapy is the date the last dose was administered. Record the completion date of radiotherapy for all courses administered during the course of treatment for cancer.
The patient may receive more than one course of radiotherapy during the course of treatment. For example, radiotherapy may be administered to the primary site and the site of a distant metastasis. Record the completion date for each course of treatment.
The completion date of radiotherapy is recorded regardless of whether the course of treatment is completed as intended, and regardless of the intent or timing of treatment.
Record the completion date for radiotherapy administered as external beam radiotherapy or brachytherapy. Do not include radiotherapy with unsealed radioisotopes.Dates of surgery, systemic agent therapies and systemic therapy procedures are collected as separate items.
|Collection methods:||The radiotherapy completion date will typically be found in the radiation oncologist's summary letter for the course of treatment or in the radiotherapy treatment summary in the patient's medical record.|
|Comments:||Collecting the start and finish dates for treatment modalities will enable an estimate of treatment duration.|
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Cancer Australia|
|Origin:||Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons|
|Reference documents:||American College of Surgeons 1998. Standards of the Commission on Cancer: Registry Operations and Data Standards (ROADS), Volume II. Commission on Cancer|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Cancer treatment—radiotherapy completion date, DDMMYYYY
See also Cancer treatment—radiation dose administered, total Gray N[NN.NN]
See also Cancer treatment—radiotherapy fractions administered, total fractions N[N]
See also Cancer treatment—radiotherapy start date, DDMMYYYY
See also Cancer treatment—radiotherapy target site for lung cancer, code N
See also Cancer treatment—radiotherapy target site, code N[N]
See also Cancer treatment—radiotherapy treatment type, code N[N]
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