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Person—asbestos exposure indicator, yes/no/unknown code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAsbestos exposure indicator
METeOR identifier:Help on this term428199
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:Help on this termAn indicator of whether a person is known to have been exposed to asbestos, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person—asbestos exposure indicator

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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
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Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Record whether a person has had known exposure to asbestos whether primary or secondary, occupational or domestic.

Primary exposure relates to direct exposure to asbestos, and secondary exposure relates to indirect contact to asbestos (for example the spouse or children of someone who worked with asbestos).
Collection methods:Help on this termThis information should be sought from the patient's medical record.
Comments:Help on this termAsbestos inhalation is implicated in serious respiratory diseases such as asbestosis and pleural fibrosis. Asbestos exposure may increase the risk of lung cancer or mesothelioma and is an important risk factor for survival. It is collected for analysis of survival adjusted by stage at diagnosis and distribution of cancer cases by type and stage.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia
Reference documents:Help on this term

Cancer Council Victoria 2010. Victorian Consensus Data Set: Lung Cancer Data Dictionary. Version 1.0. Melbourne: Cancer Council Victoria

Tim Driscoll et al. 2004. Occupational carcinogens: assessing the environmental burden of disease at national and local levels. (Environmental Burden of Disease Series, No. 6). Geneva: World Health Organisation

Stedman TL 2006. Stedman's Medical Dictionary. 28th edition. Maryland: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Fauci AS et al (Editors) 2008. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 17th edition, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Lung cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 14/05/2015

Lung cancer (clinical) NBPDS Health, Standard 14/05/2015

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