Cancer treatment—surgical procedure for cancer, procedure code (ICD-10-AM 3rd edn) NNNNN-NN
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Surgical treatment procedure for cancer|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 28/06/2004|
|Definition:||The surgical procedure used in the primary treatment of the cancer, as represented by a code.|
|Data Element Concept:||Cancer treatment—surgical procedure for cancer|
Value domain attributes
|Classification scheme:||International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision, Australian Modification 3rd edition|
|Maximum character length:||7|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Each surgical treatment procedure used in the initial treatment of the cancer should be recorded. Surgical procedures performed for palliative purposes only should not be included.
For surgical procedures involved in the administration of another modality (eg., implantation of infusion pump, isolated limb parfusion/infusion, intra-operative radiotherapy) record both the surgery and the other modality.
Any systemic treatment which can be coded as a procedure through ICD-10-AM should be so coded (eg., stem cell or bone marrow infusion).
The Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI), which is a part of ICD-10-AM, can be used to classify procedures.
Source and reference attributes
National Cancer Control Initiative
National Centre for Classification in Health
New South Wales Department of Health, Public Health Division
Current edition of International Classification of Diseases, Australian Modification, National Centre for Classification in Health, Sydney (ICD 10 AM).
NSW Department of Health NSW Clinical Cancer Data Collection for Outcomes and Quality. Data Dictionary Version 1 (2001).
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by Cancer treatment—surgical procedure for cancer, procedure code (ICD-10-AM 4th edn) NNNNN-NN Health, Superseded 07/12/2005
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
Cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 07/12/2005