Radiotherapy waiting times DSS 2013-15
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 13/11/2013|
|DSS type:||Data Set Specification (DSS)|
The main purpose of the Radiotherapy waiting times data set specification (RWT DSS) is to describe the information that must be collected to calculate the waiting times for the following time period in the treatment pathway for radiotherapy services in Australia:
Establishments in scope are only those healthcare establishments that provide megavoltage external beam radiotherapy treatment (in-scope radiotherapy treatment). Both public and private establishments are in scope. It is desirable for both public establishments and private establishments to report data to the data set specification (DSS).
The scope is not limited by diagnosis: it includes people with cancer (notifiable and non-notifiable) and people who do not have cancer.
People in scope are those who started a course of radiotherapy treatment within the reference period.
For public establishments, all in-scope activity should be reported, including services provided by specialists operating under right of private practice arrangements.
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
The table below defines some key concepts used in the Radiotherapy waiting times DSS. It is assumed that data submitted to the Radiotherapy waiting times DSS adhere to these definitions. These definitions do not necessarily apply to other data sets.
The statistical unit will be calculated by the AIHW for time period (see Scope above) using the following data elements:
|Implementation start date:||01/07/2013|
|Implementation end date:||30/06/2015|
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||NHISSC Radiotherapy Waiting Times Working Group|
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See also National Radiotherapy Waiting Times Database, 2013‒14; Quality Statement AIHW Data Quality Statements, Archived 02/11/2016
See also National Radiotherapy Waiting Times Database, 2014–15; Quality Statement AIHW Data Quality Statements, Archived 02/08/2017
See also Person with cancer—clinical emergency indicator, code A WA Health, Endorsed 01/06/2017
See also Person with cancer—intention of treatment, code AAA WA Health, Endorsed 01/06/2017
See also Person with cancer—radiotherapy start date, DDMMYYYY WA Health, Endorsed 01/06/2017
Supersedes Radiotherapy waiting times DSS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 13/11/2013
Has been superseded by Radiotherapy waiting times NMDS 2015-2018 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018