Person with cancer—date of initial primary health care consultation, DDMMYYYY

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Date of initial primary health care consultation
Synonymous names:Date of initial general practitioner consultation
METeOR identifier:456975
Registration status:Health, Standard 04/02/2015
Definition:The date on which the person with cancer had a consultation with a general practitioner or primary health care practitioner where the instance of cancer was first suspected or a cancer related symptom was first noted, expressed as DDMMYYYY.
Data Element Concept:Person with cancer—date of initial primary health care consultation

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Date
Data type:Date/Time
Format:DDMMYYYY
Maximum character length:8

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Record the date the person with cancer had a consultation with a general practitioner or primary health care practitioner where the instance of cancer was first suspected or a cancer related symptom was first noted. Where multiple consultations have occurred, record the earliest date.

Collection methods:This information should be sought from the patient's medical record.
Comments:This 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:Cancer Australia

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also Patient—diagnosis date of cancer, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 07/12/2011

See also Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYY Housing assistance, Standard 20/06/2005, Health, Standard 04/05/2005, Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010, Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 31/08/2016, WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012, Indigenous, Endorsed 11/08/2014, Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 14/10/2015, Disability, Standard 07/10/2014, Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired), Standard 25/08/2005, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016, ACT Health, Final 19/07/2018

See also Person—date of death, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 05/10/2016, Tasmanian Health, Draft 23/07/2012, WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 30/09/2005

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Adolescent and young adult cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 14/05/2015

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