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Person with cancer—referral to palliative care services indicator

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term431279
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:Help on this termAn indicator of whether a person with cancer has been referred to palliative care services as part of their cancer treatment or follow-up.

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Object class:Person with cancer
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A person who has been diagnosed with a cancer.

Specialisation of:Help on this termPerson/group of persons

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Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Property:Referral to palliative care services indicator
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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:Help on this termReferral event

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

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Person with cancer—referral to palliative care services indicator, yes/no/unknown code N Health, Standard 08/05/2014

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