Person—disease screening test completion status, bowel screening code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Screening test completion status
METeOR identifier:529906
Registration status:Health, Standard 29/08/2014
Definition:The completion status of a person's disease screening test, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person—disease screening test completion status

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Correctly completed
2Incorrectly completed
3Unsatisfactory

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

CODE 1   Correctly completed

A faecal occult blood test (FOBT) screening kit is correctly completed if the participant correctly returns both samples.

CODE 2   Incorrectly completed

A FOBT screening kit is incorrectly completed if the participant does not return both samples.

CODE 3   Unsatisfactory

A FOBT screening kit is unsatisfactory if:

  • the completed kit has expired 
  • there is a gap of more than 14 days between the dates the two samples are collected 
  • there is more than 14 days between the date of the first sample and arrival of the completed kit at the pathology laboratory.

Data element attributes

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Bowel cancer screening test cluster Health, Superseded 16/01/2020

Bowel cancer screening test cluster Health, Standard 16/01/2020

Implementation in Indicators:Used as numerator
Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 2.1.3a–Cancer screening rates, National Bowel Cancer Screening Program participation rate, 2019 Health, Standard 09/04/2020
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 01-Participation rate Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 01-Participation rate Health, Standard 06/09/2018
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 02-Screening positivity rate Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 02-Screening positivity rate Health, Standard 06/09/2018
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 05a-Adenoma detection rate Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 05a-Adenoma detection rate Health, Standard 06/09/2018
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 06a-Colorectal cancer detection rate Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 06a-Colorectal cancer detection rate Health, Standard 06/09/2018
Used as denominator
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 02-Screening positivity rate Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 02-Screening positivity rate Health, Standard 06/09/2018
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 05a-Adenoma detection rate Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 05a-Adenoma detection rate Health, Standard 06/09/2018
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 06a-Colorectal cancer detection rate Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 06a-Colorectal cancer detection rate Health, Standard 06/09/2018
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 07-Interval cancer rate Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 07-Interval cancer rate Health, Standard 06/09/2018