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Person with cancer—reason(s) treatment not administered, code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termReason(s) treatment not administered (cancer)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term428257
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:Help on this termThe reason(s) a person with cancer was not administered treatment for cancer, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person with cancer—reason(s) treatment not administered

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
1Advanced age
2Comorbid conditions
3Poor performance status
4Patient died prior to planned or recommended treatment
5Patient or family declined treatment
Supplementary values:Help on this term
88Other
97Not applicable-treatment administered to patient
98Unknown whether treatment administered to patient
99Treatment not administered to patient but reasons not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Record all the reasons why treatment was not administered.

Codes 1-3 should be recorded when it is a clinician’s decision to not administer treatment.

Code 5 should be recorded when it is a patient or family’s decision to decline treatment.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Record the reason that a person with an initial diagnosis of cancer was not administered treatment.

Treatment refers to any surgery, radiotherapy or systemic therapy agent that removes or modifies either primary or secondary malignant tissue. It may be curative or palliative in intent.

For this item the use of supportive therapy such as the administration of analgesia or anti-emetics is not classed as treatment.
Collection methods:Help on this termThis information should be sought from the patient's medical record.
Comments:Help on this termThis information is used to evaluate the quality of care by distinguishing between contraindications to treatment due to patient risk factors, patient or family refusing treatment, and treatment not being offered for reasons unknown.

Source and reference attributes

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

American College of Surgeons 2002. Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS), 2009 revision. Commission on Cancer

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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