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Cancer (clinical) DSS

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term334019
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 06/03/2009
DSS type:Help on this termData Set Specification (DSS)
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This Cancer (clinical) data set specification is not mandated for collection but is recommended as best practice if cancer clinical data are to be collected.

The Cancer (clinical) data set underpins the evaluation of cancer treatment services and this can occur at a number of levels; the individual clinician, the health care institution, at state or territory level and ultimately at a national level.

Clinicians use such data for ongoing patient management and the ability to link patient management to outcomes allows treatments or outcomes to be identified and assessed. Institutions can monitor through-put in their centres for planning and resource allocation purposes to obtain optimum return for cancer expenditure. End-points can be monitored to ensure that objectives are being met.

The principal aim of good-quality and consistent data is to provide information that can lead to improved quality and length of life for all patients by providing a systematic foundation for evidence-based medicine, informing quality assurance and improvement decisions and guiding successful planning and evaluation of cancer control activities.

Collection and usage attributes

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This data set is primarily concerned with the clinical use of cancer data.  It can also be used by a wider range of health and health-related establishments that create, use, or maintain records on health-care clients.

Source and reference attributes

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National Cancer Control Initiative (NCCI)

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 22/12/2009

Supersedes Cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

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-Cancer staging—cancer staging scheme source edition number, code N[N]Conditional1
-Cancer staging—cancer staging scheme source, code NConditional1
-Cancer staging—staging basis of cancer, code AMandatory1
-Cancer treatment—cancer treatment type, code NMandatory1
-Cancer treatment—intention of treatment, code NMandatory1
-Cancer treatment—non-surgical cancer treatment completion date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Cancer treatment—non-surgical cancer treatment start date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Cancer treatment—outcome of treatment, code N.NMandatory1
-Cancer treatment—radiation dose received, total Gray N[NNNN]Mandatory1
-Cancer treatment—radiotherapy treatment type, code NMandatory1
-Cancer treatment—surgical procedure date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Cancer treatment—surgical procedure for cancer, procedure code (ACHI 5th edn) NNNNN-NNMandatory1
-Cancer treatment—systemic therapy agent name (primary cancer), antineoplastic drug code (Self-Instructional Manual for Tumour Registrars Book 8 3rd edn) X[X(39)]Mandatory1
-Cancer treatment—target site for cancer treatment, code (ICD-10-AM 5th edn) ANN{.N[N]}Mandatory1
-Cancer treatment—target site for cancer treatment, code (ICDO-3) ANNMandatory1
-Establishment—organisation identifier (state/territory), NNNNNMandatory1
-Patient—diagnosis date (cancer), DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Patient—diagnosis date (first recurrence of cancer), DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Person (address)—address line, text X[X(179)]Mandatory1
-Person (name)—family name, text X[X(39)]Mandatory1
-Person (name)—given name, text X[X(39)]Mandatory1
-Person with cancer—distant metastasis status, M stage (UICC TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours 5th ed) code XXConditional1
-Person with cancer—extent of primary cancer, TNM stage (UICC TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours 5th ed) code XXXX{[X]XX}Conditional1
-Person with cancer—histopathological grade, code NMandatory1
-Person with cancer—laterality of primary cancer, code [N]Conditional1
-Person with cancer—melanoma thickness (at diagnosis), total millimetres NNN.NNMandatory1
-Person with cancer—morphology of cancer, code (ICDO-3) NNNN/NConditional0
-Person with cancer—most valid basis of diagnosis of a cancer, code NConditional1
-Person with cancer—number of positive regional lymph nodes, total N[N]Conditional1
-Person with cancer—number of regional lymph nodes examined, total N[N]Mandatory1
-Person with cancer—oestrogen receptor assay results, code NMandatory1
-Person with cancer—primary site of cancer, code (ICD-10-AM 5th edn) ANN{.N[N]}Mandatory1
-Person with cancer—primary site of cancer, code (ICDO-3) ANN{.N[N]}Conditional1
-Person with cancer—primary tumour status, T stage (UICC TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours 5th ed) code XX[X]Conditional1
-Person with cancer—progesterone receptor assay results, code NConditional1
-Person with cancer—region of first recurrence of cancer, code NMandatory1
-Person with cancer—regional lymph node metastasis status, N stage (UICC TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours 5th ed) code XXConditional1
-Person with cancer—solid tumour size (at diagnosis), total millimetres NNNMandatory1
-Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Person—date of death, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Person—government funding identifier, Medicare card number N(11)Mandatory1
-Person—person identifier, XXXXXX[X(14)]Mandatory1
-Person—sex, code NMandatory1
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