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National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 07-Interval cancer rate

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termNational Bowel Cancer Screening Program interval cancer rate
Synonymous names:Help on this termNBCSP interval cancer rate
METeOR identifier:Help on this term694181
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 06/09/2018
Description:Help on this term

The proportion of people who returned a National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) screening test in a defined 12-month period who were diagnosed with colorectal cancer (not involving a positive NBCSP screen and positive assessment) in the following 24-month period, or before their next screen, whichever comes first.

Rationale:Help on this term

An interval cancer is a colorectal cancer that is diagnosed after a screen that detected no cancer and before the next screen or in the following 24 months, whichever is earlier. Interval cancers are inevitable in a population based screening program; a low interval cancer rate is desirable.

A high interval cancer rate reduces the potential for the program to achieve reductions in morbidity and mortality from colorectal cancer. Monitoring interval cancer rates is also important to assess the diagnostic assessment component of the screening pathway.

Monitoring the interval cancer rate by various stratifications may also reveal emerging positive or negative trends that need to be investigated and rectified if necessary.

Indicator set:Help on this termNational Bowel Cancer Screening Program performance indicators 2019– Health, Standard 06/09/2018

Collection and usage attributes

Computation:Help on this term

10,000 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Numerator:Help on this term

The number of people who returned an NBCSP screening test in a defined 12-month period who were diagnosed with colorectal cancer in the following 24 months (or before their next screen), after negative or inconclusive screen(s), or a positive screen and negative assessment(s).

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—person identifier, X[X(19)]
Data Source
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP)
NMDS / DSS
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2018–19
Data Element / Data SetPatient—cancer status, code N
Data Source
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP)
NMDS / DSS
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2018–19
Data Element / Data SetPerson—cancer screening test result, bowel cancer code N[A]
Data Source
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP)
NMDS / DSS
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2018–19
Data Element / Data SetPerson—disease screening test results sent date, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP)
NMDS / DSS
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2018–19
Data Element / Data SetPatient—diagnosis date of cancer, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP)
NMDS / DSS
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2018–19
Data Element / Data SetPerson—cancer diagnostic assessment indicator, yes/no code N
Data Source
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP)
NMDS / DSS
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2018–19
Denominator:Help on this term

The number of people who returned a negative screening test or a positive screening test with a negative diagnostic assessment in the defined 12-month period.

Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—person identifier, X[X(19)]
Data Source
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP)
NMDS / DSS
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2018–19
Data Element / Data SetPerson—disease screening test completion status, bowel screening code N
Data Source
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP)
NMDS / DSS
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2018–19
Data Element / Data SetPerson—cancer screening test result, bowel cancer code N[A]
Data Source
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP)
NMDS / DSS
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2018–19
Data Element / Data SetPerson—cancer diagnostic assessment abnormal result, yes/no code N
Data Source
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP)
NMDS / DSS
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2018–19
Data Element / Data SetPerson—disease screening test results sent date, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP)
NMDS / DSS
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2018–19
Disaggregation:Help on this term

Items will be presented by sex and age group, by:

  • State and territory
  • Socioeconomic status
  • Remoteness area
  • Indigenous status
  • Main language spoken at home
  • Disability status
  • Disease screening invitation round
  • Screening test type
  • Screening test result
  • Colorectal polyp(s) found indicator

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code X
Data Source
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP)
NMDS / DSS
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2018–19
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP)
NMDS / DSS
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2018–19
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Australian state/territory identifier, code N
Data Source
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP)
NMDS / DSS
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2018–19
Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, statistical area level 1 (SA1) code (ASGS 2016) N(11)
Data Source
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP)
NMDS / DSS
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2018–19
Data Element / Data SetPerson—geographic remoteness, classification (ASGS-RA) N
Data Source
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP)
NMDS / DSS
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2018–19
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP)
NMDS / DSS
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2018–19
Data Element / Data SetPerson—main language other than English spoken at home, code (ASCL 2016) N[NNN]
Data Source
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP)
NMDS / DSS
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2018–19
Data Element / Data SetPerson—disability status, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N
Data Source
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP)
NMDS / DSS
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2018–19
Data Element / Data SetPerson—screening round number, identifier N[N]
Data Source
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP)
NMDS / DSS
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2018–19
Data Element / Data SetPatient—colorectal polyps found in colon indicator, yes/no code N
Data Source
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP)
NMDS / DSS
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2018–19
Data Element / Data SetPerson—cancer screening test result, bowel cancer code N[A]
Data Source
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP)
NMDS / DSS
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2018–19
Data Element / Data SetPerson—cancer screening test type, bowel cancer code N
Data Source
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP)
NMDS / DSS
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2018–19

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termPercentage
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson
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N[N].N

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceNational Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP)
Frequency
6-monthly (register snapshot)
Data custodian

Medicare Australia (Medicare Australia merged with the Department of Human Services in 2011)


Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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Supersedes National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 07-Interval cancer rate Health, Superseded 06/09/2018

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