Patient—intention of treatment, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Intention of treatment
METeOR identifier:583857
Registration status:Health, Standard 13/11/2014
Definition:The reason treatment is provided to a patient, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Patient—intention of treatment

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Prophylactic
2Curative
3Palliative
Supplementary values:
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

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:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element attributes

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

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