Cancer treatment—radiotherapy start date

Metadata item type:Data Element Concept
METeOR identifier:561467
Registration status:Health, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:The start date of the radiotherapy administered during the course of treatment for cancer.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Cancer treatment
Definition:

The course of cancer-directed treatment or treatments, with defined dates of commencement and cessation, given to the patient by a treatment provider or team of providers.

This may include cancer-directed surgical treatment, radiation therapy and systemic agent therapy for cancer. It applies to the primary course of cancer treatment, treatment administered to the patient in response to disease progression or treatment administered to the patient in response to disease recurrence.
Specialisation of:Service/care event

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:

Commission on Cancer, Standards of the Commission on Cancer Registry Operations and Data Standards (ROADS) Volume II (1998)

Commission on Cancer, Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (2002)

Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Radiotherapy start date
Definition:

The date on which radiotherapy commenced.

Radiotherapy is the treatment of disease by means of ionizing radiation.

Property group:Entry into service event

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Cancer Australia
Reference documents:Dorland I, Newman WA 2003. Dorland's illustrated medical dictionary (30th edn). Philadelphia: Saunders p1564

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Related metadata references:

Supersedes Cancer treatment—radiotherapy start date Health, Superseded 08/05/2014

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:

Cancer treatment—radiotherapy start date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 08/05/2014
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018