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Initial gynaecological surgical speciality code N[N]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term424296
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing the specialty of a surgeon performing surgery during the initial course of treatment for gynaecological cancer.

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Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Gynaecological oncologist
2Gynaecologist
3General surgeon
8Other
Supplementary values:Help on this term
98Unknown

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1   Gynaecological oncologist

A specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology, awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG), having completed a formal three-year training program in gynaecological cancer care and passed the examination for the Certificate of Gynaecological Oncology CGO).

CODE 2   Gynaecologist

A specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology awarded the Fellowship of RANZCOG, having completed advanced training prescribed or approved by the Council and who furnish to the Council satisfactory evidence of completion of such advanced training.

CODE 3   General surgeon

A specialist in surgery, having satisfactorily undertaken the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Fellowship Examination to ensure that attainment of Fellowship standards.

CODE 8   Other

Other medical practitioners with no specialist surgical/gynaecological cancer training.
Comments:Help on this termJustification: Provides data about patterns of care/management. 

Source and reference attributes

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Australian Cancer Network and National Breast Cancer Centre. Clinical practice guidelines for the management of women with epithelial ovarian cancer. NBCC. 2004. 
Royal Australasian College of Surgeon (RACS) and Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG).

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Medical specialist—surgical specialty, initial gynaecological surgical speciality code N[N] Health, Standard 08/05/2014

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