Cancer staging—date of cancer staging, DDMMYYYY

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Date of cancer staging
METeOR identifier:458071
Registration status:Health, Standard 04/02/2015
Definition:The date on which staging of cancer is completed, expressed as DDMMYYYY.
Data Element Concept:Cancer staging— date of cancer staging

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

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

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Record the date that cancer staging is completed. This date should be equal to the date that the latest pathological or clinical testing (including imaging) required to determine staging occurred. Should the staging be based on surgical findings, the date should be equal to the date of the relevant surgery.

As cancer staging items within the cancer data set specifications relate to stage at diagnosis, should the date of staging not be available this item should default to being equal to the date of diagnosis.

This data item should be recorded with any cancer staging scheme that is recorded for a patient.

Collection methods:Collect from patient medical records.

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

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Adolescent and young adult cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 14/05/2015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