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Patient—cancer diagnostic assessment type, bowel cancer code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termBowel cancer diagnostic assessment type
METeOR identifier:Help on this term530093
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 29/08/2014
Definition:Help on this termThe type of cancer diagnostic assessment used to assist in identifying whether bowel cancer is present in the patient, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Patient—cancer diagnostic assessment type

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Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Colonoscopy
2Computerised Tomography (CT) colonography

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CODE 1   Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is a procedure to visually examine the bowel using a special scope (colonoscope), usually carried out in a hospital or day clinic.

CODE 2   Computerised Tomography (CT) colonography

Computerised Tomography (CT) colonography is a procedure which uses CT scanning images to examine the bowel. A CT scan takes a series of x-rays, which builds up a three-dimensional picture of the bowel.

Other bowel cancer diagnostic assessment types may be added in the future.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

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At present, a colonoscopy is the primary means by which bowel cancer is diagnosed.

Other test types may be added to this data element if/when they become available.

Relational attributes

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See also Patient—colonoscope depth, anatomical site within the bowel code XX[XX] Health, Standard 29/08/2014

See also Patient—colonoscope withdrawal time, total minutes NNN Health, Standard 29/08/2014

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Bowel cancer diagnostic assessment cluster Health, Superseded 06/09/2018

Bowel cancer diagnostic assessment cluster Health, Standard 06/09/2018

Bowel cancer diagnostic assessment cluster Health, Candidate 09/09/2019

Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 03-Diagnostic assessment rate Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 03-Diagnostic assessment rate Health, Standard 06/09/2018
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 06b-Positive predictive value of diagnostic assessment for detecting colorectal cancer Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 06b-Positive predictive value of diagnostic assessment for detecting colorectal cancer Health, Standard 06/09/2018
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 09-Adverse events (hospital admission rate) Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 09-Adverse events (hospital admission rate) Health, Standard 06/09/2018
Used as denominator
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 05b-Positive predictive value of diagnostic assessment for detecting adenoma Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 05b-Positive predictive value of diagnostic assessment for detecting adenoma Health, Standard 06/09/2018
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 06b-Positive predictive value of diagnostic assessment for detecting colorectal cancer Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 06b-Positive predictive value of diagnostic assessment for detecting colorectal cancer Health, Standard 06/09/2018
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 09-Adverse events (hospital admission rate) Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 09-Adverse events (hospital admission rate) Health, Standard 06/09/2018
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