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Patient—cancer status, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termCancer status
METeOR identifier:Help on this term394071
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 07/12/2011
Definition:Help on this termThe absence or presence of clinical evidence of cancer in the patient, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Patient—cancer status

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1No evidence of cancer
2Evidence of cancer
Supplementary values:Help on this term
8Unknown whether there is evidence of cancer
9Not stated/inadequately described

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Record whether or not there is clinical evidence of cancer in the patient at the date of last contact or death.

Cancer status changes if the patient has a recurrence or relapse and the record should be updated.

The patient’s cancer status should be changed only if new information is received from an official source. If information is obtained from the patient, a family member or other non-physician, then cancer status is not updated.

If the patient has multiple primary cancers, each primary should have the appropriate cancer status recorded.

For patients with hematopoietic disease who are in remission, code as 1-no evidence of this cancer.

Collection methods:Help on this termThis information should be collected from the patient's medical record.
Comments:Help on this termThis information is used for patient follow-up and outcome studies.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia
Reference documents:Help on this termAmerican College of Surgeons 2002. Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS), 2009 revision. Commission on Cancer

Relational attributes

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See also Patient—date of last contact, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 07/12/2011

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Bowel cancer diagnostic assessment cluster Health, Superseded 06/09/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Bowel cancer diagnostic assessment cluster Health, Standard 06/09/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 08/05/2014

Cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 14/05/2015

Cancer (clinical) NBPDS Health, Standard 14/05/2015

Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 04-Time between positive screen and diagnostic assessment Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 06a-Colorectal cancer detection rate Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 06a-Colorectal cancer detection rate Health, Standard 06/09/2018
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 06b-Positive predictive value of diagnostic assessment for detecting colorectal cancer Health, Standard 06/09/2018
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 07-Interval cancer rate Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 07-Interval cancer rate Health, Standard 06/09/2018
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