Person with cancer—referral to psychosocial services indicator, yes/no/unknown code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Referral to psychosocial services indicator
METeOR identifier:519990
Registration status:Health, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:An indicator of whether a person with cancer has been directed to psychosocial services as part of their cancer treatment or follow-up, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person with cancer—referral to psychosocial services indicator

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Yes
2No
Supplementary values:
8Unknown

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Record whether the patient was referred to psychosocial services such as psychological interventions, counselling, spiritual support or domiciliary care.

Comments:This information is used to evaluate the quality of psychosocial care for patients, and may have implications for access to, and the provision of, services.

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Lung cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 14/05/2015

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