Cancer treatment—cancer treatment type, code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Cancer treatment type
METeOR identifier:561618
Registration status:Health, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:The type of treatment administered during the course of treatment for cancer, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Cancer treatment—cancer treatment type

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N[N]
Maximum character length:2
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Surgery only
2Radiotherapy only
3Systemic agent therapy only
4Surgery and radiotherapy
5Surgery and systemic agent therapy
6Radiotherapy and systemic agent therapy
7Surgery, radiotherapy and systemic agent therapy
Supplementary values:
97Not applicable—treatment was not administered
98Unknown whether treatment was administered
99Treatment was administered but the type was not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

More than one treatment type may be administered during a course of cancer treatment; select the appropriate code value.

Systemic agent therapy refers to:

Surgery includes:

  • surgical procedure for cancer
  • systemic therapy procedure involving surgery

A systemic therapy procedure is a medical, surgical or radiation procedure that has an effect on the hormonal or immunologic balance of the patient.

Treatments other than surgery, radiotherapy or systemic agent therapy administered as part of the treatment are recorded separately.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Cancer Australia

Reference documents:American College of Surgeons 2002. Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS), 2009 revision. Commission on Cancer, 28E

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

All treatments administered to the patient during the course of cancer treatment should be recorded.

When the patient has received treatment for cancer and codes 1 to 7 are recorded, the relevant treatment information for each treatment modality should also be collected.

Cancer-directed treatments administered to the patient during the course of treatment that cannot be characterised as surgery, radiotherapy or systemic therapy according to the definitions in this data set specification, are recorded separately in the data element Other cancer treatment description
Collection methods:This information should be obtained from the patient's medical record.
Comments:The collection of specific treatment information is useful to evaluate patterns of care, the effectiveness of different treatment modalities, and treatment by patient outcome.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:

Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons

New South Wales Health Department
Reference documents:

American College of Surgeons 1998. Standards of the Commission on Cancer: Registry Operations and Data Standards (ROADS), Volume II. Commission on Cancer

Public Health Division 2001. NSW Clinical Cancer Data Collection for Outcomes and Quality. Data Dictionary Version 1. Sydney: NSW Health Department

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Cancer treatment—cancer treatment type, code N[N] Health, Superseded 08/05/2014

See also Cancer treatment—other cancer treatment, text X[X(149)] Health, Standard 08/05/2014

See also Chemotherapy for cancer cluster Health, Standard 08/05/2014

See also Hormone therapy for cancer cluster Health, Standard 08/05/2014

See also Immunotherapy for cancer cluster Health, Standard 08/05/2014

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

See also Surgery for cancer cluster Health, Standard 14/05/2015

See also Surgery for cancer cluster Health, Superseded 14/05/2015

See also Systemic therapy procedure for cancer cluster Health, Standard 08/05/2014

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
All attributes +

Adolescent and young adult cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 14/05/2015

DSS specific attributes +

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DSS specific attributes +

Cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 14/05/2015

Cancer (clinical) NBPDS Health, Standard 14/05/2015

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

DSS specific attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +