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Person with cancer—second-line treatment intention, code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termSecond-line treatment intention
METeOR identifier:Help on this term599723
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 14/05/2015
Definition:Help on this termThe intended outcome of second-line treatment administered to a person with cancer, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person with cancer—second-line treatment intention

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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

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Record the intention of treatment at the commencement of second-line treatment for cancer.

Do not update the record if the intention of treatment changes during the course of second-line treatment.

Prophylactic treatment is treatment to prevent the occurrence or spread of disease which is not for the purpose of curing the disease or managing patient symptoms.

Curative treatment is any treatment which aims for long-term survival (over 2 years) for a significant proportion of those patients treated curatively.

Palliative treatment is any treatment where the intention is to relieve symptoms and possibly prolong life, but where long-term survival is highly unlikely.

Collection methods:Help on this termThis information should be sought from the patient's medical record.
Comments:Help on this termThe purpose of collecting the intention of treatment for cancer is to establish the frequency with which potentially curative chemotherapy treatments are utilised.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia
Reference documents:Help on this term

Royal College of Physicians of London 1999. Lung cancer: a core data set. London: Royal College of Physicians of London

National Cancer Institute, 2008. Dictionary of Cancer Terms. Definition of second-line therapy. Viewed August 30, 2013, http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary?CdrID=346513

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Supersedes Person with cancer—second-line treatment intention, code N Health, Superseded 14/05/2015

See also Person with cancer—second-line treatment type, code N[N] Health, Standard 08/05/2014

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

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

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