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Cancer treatment—specialist support services type, code N[N]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termSpecialist support services type
Synonymous names:Help on this termSpecialist support services; Allied health services
METeOR identifier:Help on this term462159
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 04/02/2015
Definition:Help on this termThe type of specialist support services used as part of treatment for cancer, as represented by a code.

Data element concept attributes

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Data element concept:Cancer treatment—specialist support services type
METeOR identifier:Help on this term566646
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 04/02/2015
Definition:Help on this termThe type of specialist support services used as part of treatment for cancer.
Object class:Help on this termCancer treatment
Property:Help on this termSpecialist support services type

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia

Value domain attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Value domain:Specialist support services type code N[N]
METeOR identifier:Help on this term462120
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 04/02/2015
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing the type of specialist support services.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Educational support
2Community service
3Psychiatrist
4Psychologist
5Specialist nurse/nurse counsellor
6Professional or volunteer support group
7Individual peer support
8Counsellor/bereavement counsellor
9Pastoral care
88Other
Supplementary values:Help on this term
97Not applicable-no specialist support services received
98Unknown whether specialist support services were received
99Support services received but type not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

This code set outlines support services that may be used by a patient.

CODE 1   Educational support

Information about the disease, treatment and outcomes given to the patient. This may be through physical or electronic methods.

CODE 2   Community service

Support services provided by volunteers or community groups without specific professional training.

CODE 3   Psychiatrist

Assessment, treatment and/or consultation with a trained psychiatrist or psychiatry registrar.

CODE 4   Psychologist

Assessment, treatment and/or consultation with a registered psychologist or provisional psychologist.

CODE 5   Specialist nurse/nurse counsellor

Assessment, treatment and/or consultation with a nurse with specific training in counselling or specialist training in the disease/disorder area.

CODE 6   Professional or volunteer support group

Involvement in a professional or volunteer support group that relates to the disease/disorder or the associated effect of the disease/disorder.

CODE 7   Individual peer support

Contact with another individual who has had or currently has the same or similar disease/disorder, expressly for the purpose of being with provided with support in regards to their disease/disorder. This may be in person or over the telephone.

CODE 8   Counsellor/bereavement counsellor

The patient has been treated by a counsellor or bereavement counsellor in regards to their current disease/disorder.

CODE 9   Pastoral care

Care given by chaplains, clergy or spiritual advisors from any religion.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Record the specialist support services used by a patient as part of their care during the initial round of treatment for cancer.

This data element should be recorded multiple times when multiple services have been used.

Collection methods:Help on this termThis information should be sought from the patient's medical record or collected in multi-disciplinary team meetings.
Comments:Help on this termThis 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:Help on this termCancer Australia

Relational attributes

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See also Cancer treatment—specialist support services date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 14/05/2015

See also Cancer treatment—specialist support services indicator, yes/no/unknown code N Health, Standard 04/02/2015

See also Cancer treatment—specialist support services type, text X[X(99)] Health, Standard 04/02/2015

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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