Cancer treatment—primary surgical treatment complication indicator, yes/no/unknown code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Surgical treatment complication indicator
Synonymous names:Critical event indicator
METeOR identifier:546455
Registration status:Health, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:An indicator of the occurrence of treatment complications within 30 days of primary surgery for cancer treatment, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Cancer treatment—primary surgical treatment complication indicator

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
Supplementary values:

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Record the whether there were any critical events/treatment complications within 30 days of primary surgery for cancer treatment. These include:

  • Unplanned return to theatre
  • Death within 30 days of surgery
  • Post-operative fistula
  • Intra-operative haemorrhage (more than 6 units of transfusion)
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Unplanned transfer to intensive care unit (ICU)
  • Post-operative hospital stay of greater than 21 days
Collection methods:Collect from medical records.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Cancer Australia
Reference documents:

Gynaecology Oncology Subspecialty Practice Improvement Critical Project (GO SPICE)

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG)

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Gynaecological cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 14/05/2015

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