Referral to palliative care services indicator

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Property
METeOR identifier:431267
Registration status:Health, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:

An indicator of whether a patient has been referred to palliative care services.

Referral to palliative care services is referral to palliative care administered by palliative care specialists such as a palliative care team or palliative physician. Palliative care may be administered in a community setting, for example, the patient's home or a nursing home, in the palliative care unit of an acute hospital or a hospice.
Property group:Referral event

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Cancer Australia
Reference documents:National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC) and National Cancer Control Initiative (NCCI) 2003. Clinical practice guidelines for the psychosocial care of adults with cancer. Camperdown, NSW: National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre

Relational attributes

Data Element Concepts implementing this property:

Person with cancer—referral to palliative care services indicator Health, Standard 08/05/2014