Patient—intention of treatment, code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Intention of treatment|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 13/11/2014|
WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015
|Definition:||The reason treatment is provided to a patient, as represented by a code.|
|Data Element Concept:||Patient—intention of treatment|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||1|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
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.
Data element attributes
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by Patient—intention of treatment, code N Health, Standard 13/11/2014
See also Person with cancer—intention of treatment, code AAA WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015
See also Person with cancer—intention of treatment, code AAA WA Health, Endorsed 01/06/2017
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
All attributes +
Lung cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 14/05/2015
Radiotherapy waiting times DSS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 13/11/2013
WA Health Non-Admitted Patient Activity and Wait List Data Collection (NAPAAWL DC) 2013-14 WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015
WA Health Non-Admitted Patient Activity and Wait List Data Collection (NAPAAWL DC) 2014-15 WA Health, Endorsed 24/04/2015