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Intention of treatment code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term583855
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 13/11/2014
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing the intention of the treatment for a disease.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Prophylactic
2Curative
3Palliative
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1   Prophylactic

This code is used when treatment is given to prevent the occurrence of disease at a site that exhibits no sign of active disease but is considered to be at risk.

CODE 2   Curative

This code is used when treatment is given with the intention of curing disease.

CODE 3   Palliative

This code is used when treatment is given primarily for the purpose of pain or other symptom control. Consequent benefits of the treatment are considered secondary contributions to quality of life.

CODE 9   Not stated/inadequately described

This code is used when treatment is given and the intention is not stated or is inadequately described. This code is not intended for use in primary data collection but can be assigned for reporting purposes where there is missing data.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Intention of treatment code N Health, Standard 08/05/2014, WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Patient—intention of treatment, code N Health, Standard 13/11/2014

Person with cancer—second-line treatment intention, code N Health, Standard 14/05/2015

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