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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Radiotherapy target site
METeOR identifier:561476
Registration status:Health, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:The target site of radiotherapy administered during the course of treatment for cancer, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Cancer treatment—radiotherapy target site

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N[N]
Maximum character length:2
Permissible values:
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:
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:More than one site may be targeted for radiotherapy during the course of treatment; select the appropriate code value.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Cancer Australia

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

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:

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:This 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:Cancer Australia

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

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:

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