Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Oncology unit indicator|
|Synonymous names:||Cancer treatment unit indicator|
An indicator of whether an establishment includes a facility dedicated to multidisciplinary investigation, management, rehabilitation, support services and treatment services (including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation) for cancer patients, as represented by a code.
|Data Element Concept:||Establishment—oncology unit indicator|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||1|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
Essential to provide a broad picture of the availability of key specialised services by State and region and to assist with planning if services are over supplied in one region relative to another.
Source and reference attributes
National Health Data Committee
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Supersedes Establishment—specialised service indicator (oncology unit) (cancer treatment), yes/no code N
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