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Person with cancer—referral to palliative care services indicator, yes/no/unknown code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termReferral to palliative care services indicator
Synonymous names:Help on this termSupportive care, symptomatic care
METeOR identifier:Help on this term431284
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:Help on this termAn indicator of whether the person with cancer was referred to palliative care services as part of their cancer treatment or follow-up, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person with cancer—referral to palliative care services indicator

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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
1Yes
2No
Supplementary values:Help on this term
8Unknown

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Record whether the patient was 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.

The point of transition to palliative care is when treatment goals become focussed on improving quality of life. However, the transition does not imply a discontinuation of active care or abandonment from treating cancer team.
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 for patients with cancer, and may have implications for access to, and the provision of, cancer services.

Source and reference attributes

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 & National Cancer Control Initiative

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See also Person with cancer—date of referral to palliative care services, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 08/05/2014

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Adolescent and young adult cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 14/05/2015

Adolescent and young adult cancer (clinical) NBPDS Health, Standard 14/05/2015

Lung cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 14/05/2015

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

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