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National Healthcare Agreement: P44-Survival of people diagnosed with cancer, 2010

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termSurvival of people diagnosed with cancer, 2010
METeOR identifier:Help on this term395085
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 08/06/2011
Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2010) Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
Outcome area:Help on this termHospital and Related Care Health, Standard 07/07/2010
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement: P44-Survival of people diagnosed with cancer, 2010 QS Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this termPeople in the denominator are matched for age (to match to ‘age at diagnosis’ for people in the cancer cohort), sex and calendar year.
Analysis will be undertaken using the ‘cohort’ method of calculation. See AIHW 2008, Cancer survival and prevalence in Australia: Cancers diagnosed from 1982 to 2004, Cancer Series no. 42. Cat. no. CAN 38.
Computation:Help on this term100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Numerator:Help on this termProportion of people diagnosed with cancer who survived for five years after diagnosis
Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPatient—diagnosis date (cancer), DDMMYYYY
Data Source
Australian Cancer Database
Guide for use
Data source type: Registry data
Used in 'age at diagnosis' calculation
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Age at diagnosis
Data Source
Australian Cancer Database
Guide for use
Data source type: Registry data
Used in 'age at diagnosis' calculation
Data Element / Data SetPerson—date of death, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
Australian Cancer Database
Guide for use
Data source type: Registry data
Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code N
Data Source
Australian Cancer Database
Guide for use
Data source type: Registry data
Data Element / Data SetPerson—date of death, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
National Death Index (NDI)
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
NDI is used for linkage with the Australian Cancer Database to update additional death information
Denominator:Help on this termProportion of similar people in the general population who survived for the same period. 'Similar people' are matched to the cancer cohort in the numerator for age, sex and calendar year.
Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS Estimated resident population (total population)
Guide for use
Data source type: Census-based plus administrative by-product data
ABS Estimated Resident Population (generated life tables)
Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code N
Data Source
ABS Estimated resident population (total population)
Guide for use
Data source type: Census-based plus administrative by-product data
ABS Estimated Resident Population (generated life tables)
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—estimated resident population of Australia
Data Source
ABS Estimated resident population (total population)
Guide for use
Data source type: Census-based plus administrative by-product data
ABS Estimated Resident Population (generated life tables)
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
AIHW National Mortality Database
Guide for use
Data source type: Registry data
Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code N
Data Source
AIHW National Mortality Database
Guide for use
Data source type: Registry data
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Mortality identifier
Data Source
AIHW National Mortality Database
Guide for use
Data source type: Registry data
Used to identify number of deaths
Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code N
Data Source
Australian Cancer Database
Guide for use
Data source type: Registry data
Data Element / Data SetPerson (address)—Australian postcode, code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}
Data Source
Australian Cancer Database
Guide for use
Data source type: Registry data
Used for disaggregation by remoteness area and SEIFA of residence at diagnosis
Comments:Help on this termSpecified disaggregation: Nationally: sex, remoteness area, SEIFA of residence at diagnosis.

Available disaggregation: Nationally: sex, remoteness area, SEIFA of residence at diagnosis.

Data are currently produced irregularly, according to funded adhoc requests.

Most recent data available for 2010 CRC baseline report: Survival proportions for cancer diagnosed in 1998-2004.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termPercentage
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson
Format:Help on this termNN.N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termEffectiveness

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceAustralian Cancer Database
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data SourceNational Death Index (NDI)
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare



Data SourceABS Estimated resident population (total population)
Frequency
Quarterly
Quality statement
ABS Estimated resident population (total population), QS
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Data SourceAIHW National Mortality Database
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement
Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Further data development / collection required:Help on this termSpecification: Long-term

A National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) for Cancer Registry data is under development.

Indigenous identification data are not considered to be adequate enough to support analysis or generation of life tables and are therefore in need of improvement to allow reporting by Indigenous status in future.

The indicator as currently specified is not age adjusted which limits comparability across groups and over time. The period method of calculating relative survival may be more appropriate for long-term trend analysis, but would require some developmental work.

Cancer ‘staging’ and ‘treatment’ data are not currently available nationally and cancer survival analysis would benefit greatly from this additional information.

Other issues caveats:Help on this termDisaggregation by state/territory is not available for the 2010 CRC report. It requires calculation against jurisdictional life tables and approval from cancer registries.

Survival rates vary for different types of cancer.

Source and reference attributes

Reference documents:Help on this term

AIHW 2008, Cancer survival and prevalence in Australia: Cancers diagnosed from 1982 to 2004, Cancer Series no. 42. Cat. no. CAN 38.
http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10484

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 44-Survival of people diagnosed with cancer, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011

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