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Person with cancer—primary site of cancer, code (ICD-10-AM 7th edn) ANN{.N[N]}

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termPrimary site of cancer (ICD-10-AM code)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term391340
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 22/12/2009
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The site of origin of the tumour, as opposed to the secondary or metastatic sites, as represented by an ICD-10-AM code.

Data Element Concept:Person with cancer—primary site of cancer

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Classification scheme:International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision, Australian Modification 7th edition
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Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termANN{.N[N]}
Maximum character length:Help on this term6

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Report the primary site of cancer, if known, for patients who have been diagnosed with a cancer.

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International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision (ICD-10)

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In a hospital setting, primary site of cancer should be recorded on the patient's medical record by the patient's attending clinician or medical practitioner, and coded by the hospital's medical records department.

Hospitals use Diagnosis codes from ICD-10-AM (7th edition). Valid codes must start with C or D.

In hospital reporting, the diagnosis code for each separate primary site cancer will be reported as a Principal diagnosis or an Additional diagnosis as defined in the current edition of the Australian Coding Standards. In death reporting, the Australian Bureau of Statistics uses ICD-10.

Some ICD-10-AM (7th edition) diagnosis codes e.g. mesothelioma and Kaposi's sarcoma, are based on morphology and not site alone, and include tumours of these types even where the primary site is unknown.

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Origin:Help on this termWorld Health Organization

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Supersedes Person with cancer—primary site of cancer, code (ICD-10-AM 6th edn) ANN{.N[N]} Health, Superseded 22/12/2009

Has been superseded by Person with cancer—primary site of cancer, code (ICD-10-AM 8th edn) ANN{.N[N]} Health, Not progressed 20/03/2018, WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015

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