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Cancer treatment—radiotherapy target site, code N[N]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termRadiotherapy target site
METeOR identifier:Help on this term561476
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:Help on this termThe target site of radiotherapy administered during the course of treatment for cancer, as represented by a code.

Data element concept attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Data element concept:Cancer treatment—radiotherapy target site
METeOR identifier:Help on this term561474
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:Help on this termThe target site of radiotherapy administered during the course of treatment for cancer.
Object class:Help on this termCancer treatment
Property:Help on this termRadiotherapy target site

Value domain attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Value domain:Radiotherapy target site code N[N]
METeOR identifier:Help on this term561472
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing the target site for radiotherapy treatment.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Primary site only
2Regional nodes only
3Distant metastases only
4Primary site and regional nodes
5Primary site and distant metastases
6Primary site, regional nodes and distant metastases
7Regional nodes and distant metastases
Supplementary values:Help on this term
97Not applicable-radiotherapy was not administered
98Unknown whether radiotherapy was administered
99Radiotherapy was administered but the site not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termMore than one site may be targeted for radiotherapy during the course of treatment; select the appropriate code value.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The target site is collected for all courses of radiotherapy administered to the patient during the course of treatment.

The target site for radiotherapy is recorded regardless of whether the course of treatment is completed as intended, the intent or timing of the radiotherapy, and the radiation therapy treatment modality.

Record the value representing all the sites targeted for radiotherapy during the course of treatment. There may be more than one site targeted for treatment. For example, the primary tumour site and the site of a distant metastasis may receive radiotherapy as part of the course of treatment. In this case code "5" would be recorded.

The target site for surgery is collected as a separate data item.
Collection methods:Help on this term

This information should be obtained from the patient's radiotherapy records.

Determining the target site of radiotherapy may require assistance from the radiation oncologist for consistent coding.

Comments:Help on this termThis is collected to identify which sites are targeted by radiotherapy and is useful in evaluating patterns of care and patient outcomes.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia

Relational attributes

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See also Cancer treatment—radiation dose administered, total Gray N[NN.NN] Health, Standard 08/05/2014

See also Cancer treatment—radiotherapy completion date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 08/05/2014

See also Cancer treatment—radiotherapy fractions administered, total fractions N[N] Health, Standard 08/05/2014

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

Supersedes Cancer treatment—radiotherapy target site, code N[N] Health, Superseded 08/05/2014

See also Cancer treatment—radiotherapy treatment type, code N[N] Health, Standard 08/05/2014

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Radiotherapy for cancer cluster Health, Standard 08/05/2014

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