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Intention of treatment code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term440752
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 08/05/2014
WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing the intention of the treatment for a disease.

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
1Prophylactic
2Curative
3Palliative
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1     Prophylactic

This code is used for treatment to prevent the occurrence or spread of disease.

CODE 2     Curative

This code is used when treatment is given for control of the disease.

CODE 3     Palliative

This code is used when treatment is given primarily for the purpose of pain control. Other benefits of the treatment are considered secondary contributions to quality of life.

CODE 9     Not stated/inadequately described

This code is used when treatment was administered and the intention was not stated or was inadequately described. This code is not intended for use in primary data collection but can be assigned for reporting purposes where there is missing data.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Intention of cancer treatment code N Health, Superseded 12/05/2014

Has been superseded by Intention of treatment code N Health, Standard 13/11/2014

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Patient—intention of treatment, code N Health, Superseded 13/11/2014
WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015

Person with cancer—second-line treatment intention, code N Health, Superseded 14/05/2015

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