Cancer treatment—specialist support services date, DDMMYYYY

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Specialist support services date
Synonymous names:Specialist support services date; Allied health services date
METeOR identifier:487379
Registration status:Health, Standard 14/05/2015
Definition:The date on which a patient used specialist support services as part of their care during the initial round of treatment for cancer, expressed as DDMMYYYY.
Data Element Concept:Cancer treatment—specialist support services date

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 which a patient used specialist support services as part of their care during the initial round of treatment for cancer. This date should be recorded in conjunction with Specialist support services code or Specialist support services text.

Specialist support services include community services, allied health services and other hospital support service, such as the use of psychiatrists, psychologists, physiotherapists,  social workers, specialist nurses/nurse counsellors, cancer support or volunteer support groups, individual peer support services, counsellor/bereavement counsellor and pastoral care workers.

Collection methods:This information should be sought from the patient's medical record or collected in multi-disciplinary team meetings.
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 Cancer treatment—specialist support services type, code N[N] Health, Standard 04/02/2015

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

See also Person with cancer—date of referral to palliative care services, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 08/05/2014

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Prostate cancer (clinical) NBPDS Health, Standard 14/05/2015

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