Patient—cancer status, code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Cancer status|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 07/12/2011|
|Definition:||The 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
|Maximum character length:||1|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
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:||This information should be collected from the patient's medical record.|
|Comments:||This information is used for patient follow-up and outcome studies.|
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Cancer Australia|
|Reference documents:||American College of Surgeons 2002. Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS), 2009 revision. Commission on Cancer|
|Related metadata references:|
See also Patient—date of last contact, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 07/12/2011
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
All attributes +
Bowel cancer diagnostic assessment cluster Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
Bowel cancer diagnostic assessment cluster Health, Standard 06/09/2018
Cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 08/05/2014
Cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 14/05/2015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:||Used 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National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 04-Time between positive screen and diagnostic assessment Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 06a-Colorectal cancer detection rate Health, Superseded 06/09/2018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