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Person with cancer—comorbidities, text X[X(99)]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termCancer comorbidities description
METeOR identifier:Help on this term463562
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 14/05/2015
Definition:Help on this termA comorbidity present in the person with cancer at the time of cancer diagnoses, as represented by text.
Data Element Concept:Person with cancer—comorbidities

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Representation class:Help on this termText
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termX[X(99)]
Maximum character length:Help on this term100

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If a comorbidity is present at the time of diagnosis of cancer that is not specified in Person with cancer—comorbidities, code N[N], record the comorbidity in text.

The term comorbidities is generally used with cancer patients to refer to conditions not related to the cancer, and in epidemiology to indicate the coexistence of two or more disease processes.

The presence of comorbidities in a patient may affect treatment decisions and be an important prognostic determinant. For example, they may be used to adjust outcome statistics when evaluating patient survival and other outcomes.
Collection methods:Help on this termCollect from patient medical records.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia

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Adolescent and young adult cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 14/05/2015

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

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