National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2023–24
Data Set Specification Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
Health, Standard 09/12/2022
|DSS type:||Data Set Specification (DSS)|
The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program national best endeavours data set (NBCSP NBEDS) comprises a set of standardised data definitions used for monitoring the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program. This NBEDS includes information on people who have or will be participating in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.
This metadata set is not mandated for collection, i.e. it reflects best practice when collecting data in relation to bowel screening rather than a nationally mandated set of data that must be provided.
It is intended to be used by the National Cancer Screening Register. It can also be used by a wider range of health and health-related professionals who collect and/or use the data in relation to the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.
It provides concise, unambiguous definitions for items related to the Program and aims to ensure the standardised methodology of data collection.
The data set covers data in the following areas:
General Practitioner consultations are not included at this stage.
Collection and usage attributes
People who have or will be participating in bowel cancer screening programs.
Screening data on participants’ interaction with the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program are collected from participants themselves, pathologists who analyse participants' samples for the faecal occult blood test (FOBT), general practitioners (GPs) with whom participants consult for bowel cancer screening related reasons, colonoscopists who conduct colonoscopies on the participants, histopathologists who analyse specimens of abnormal growths such as suspected colorectal cancer or colorectal polyps from the participants. Data from all these sources are then forwarded to the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program Register.
The Register also collects data on its routine operation.
The Register provides data to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for data analyses and reporting purposes.
|Implementation start date:||01/07/2023|
|Implementation end date:||30/06/2024|
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
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Supersedes National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2022–23
Health, Superseded 09/12/2022
See also National Bowel Cancer Screening Program performance indicators 2019–
Health, Standard 06/09/2018