Cancer treatment—treatment funding source, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Treatment funding source
METeOR identifier:457105
Registration status:Health, Standard 04/02/2015
Definition:The source of funding for cancer treatment, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Cancer treatment—treatment funding source

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Average
Data type:Boolean
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Public
2Private
3Compensable
4Private and compensable
Supplementary values:
8Unknown

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Record the source of funding for a treatment procedure or course of treatment as outlined below.

CODE 1 Yes

To be recorded if records indicate that the whole of treatment was paid for under a health service budget, Department of Veterans' Affairs, Department of Defence, a correctional facility, or the Medical Benefits Scheme.

CODE 2 Private

To be recorded if records indicate that any part of treatment was paid for by a health insurance fund or paid for directly by the patient or significant other and none of their treatment was recieved under compensable funding.

CODE 3 Compensable

To be recorded if records indicate that any part of treatment was paid for by worker's compensation, motor vehicle third party personal claim, public liability, common law, or medical negligence claim and none of their treatment was recieved under private funding.

CODE 4 Both private and compensable

To be recorded if records indicate that any part of treatment was paid for by a health insurance fund or paid for directly by the patient or significant other and any part of their treatment was paid for by worker's compensation, motor vehicle third party personal claim, public liability, common law, or medical negligence claim.

While this codeset records private and compensable funding as separate categories, it should be noted that compensable treatment is is often classed as a subset of private funding sources.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Cancer Australia

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Record the source of funding for a patient's cancer treatment as outlined below.

CODE 1   Yes

To be recorded if records indicate that the whole of treatment was paid for under a health service budget, Department of Veterans' Affairs, Department of Defence, a correctional facility, or the Medical Benefits Scheme.

CODE 2   Private

To be recorded if records indicate that any part of treatment was paid for by a health insurance fund or paid for directly by the patient or significant other and none of their treatment was recieved under compensable funding.

CODE 3 Compensable

To be recorded if records indicate that any part of treatment was paid for by worker's compensation, motor vehicle third party personal claim, public liability, common law, or medical negligence claim and none of their treatment was recieved under private funding.

CODE 4 Both private and compensable

To be recorded if records indicate that any part of treatment was paid for by a health insurance fund or paid for directly by the patient or significant other and any part of their treatment was paid for by worker's compensation, motor vehicle third party personal claim, public liability, common law, or medical negligence claim.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Cancer Australia

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
All attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +