Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 2.1.5–Survival of people diagnosed with cancer, 2019

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Indicator
Indicator type:Indicator
Short name:AHPF PI 2.1.5–Survival of people diagnosed with cancer, 2019
Synonymous names:Survival of people diagnosed with notifiable cancers
METeOR identifier:715188
Registration status:Health, Standard 09/04/2020
Description:

Five-year relative survival proportions for people diagnosed with cancer.

Indicator set:Australian Health Performance Framework, 2019 Health, Standard 09/04/2020

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:

The probability of surviving 5 years in people with cancer is divided by the probability of surviving 5 years in the general population (matched on age, sex and calendar year).

Analysis will be undertaken using the ‘period’ method of calculation. See Cancer survival and prevalence in Australia: period estimates from 1982 to 2010.

Presented as a percentage.

Computation:

100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Numerator:

Probability of surviving for 5 years in the people diagnosed with cancer.

Numerator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetPerson—date of birth, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
Australian Cancer Database
Guide for use

Data source type: Cancer registry data


Data Element / Data SetPatient—diagnosis date of cancer, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
Australian Cancer Database
Guide for use

Data source type: Cancer registry data


Data Element / Data SetPerson—date of death, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
Australian Cancer Database
Guide for use

Data source type: Cancer registry data


Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code N
Data Source
Australian Cancer Database
Guide for use

Data source type: Cancer registry data


Denominator:

Probability of surviving for 5 years in the general population

Denominator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetData Source
ABS Life Tables
Guide for use

Data source type: Census-based plus administrative by-product data


Disaggregation:

2011–15—Nationally, by:

  • sex: males, females and persons
  • cancer type: bowel cancer, lung cancer, melanoma, female breast cancer, cervical cancer and all cancers combined.

'All cancers combined' comprises ICD-10 (2016 version) codes C00–C97, D45–D46, D47.1 and D47.3–D47.5, except basal and squamous cell carcinomas of the skin (part of C44). The ICD-10 codes for the cancer types are as follows: bowel cancer C18–C20, lung cancer C33–C34, melanoma of the skin C43, female breast cancer C50 and cervical cancer C53.

Disaggregation data elements:
Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code X
Data Source
Australian Cancer Database
Guide for use

Data source type: Cancer registry data


Data Element / Data SetPerson with cancer—primary site of cancer, topography code (ICD-O-3) ANN.N
Data Source
Australian Cancer Database
Guide for use

Data source type: Cancer registry data


Data Element / Data SetPerson with cancer—morphology of cancer, code (ICD-O-3) NNNN/N
Data Source
Australian Cancer Database
Guide for use

Data source type: Cancer registry data


Comments:

Most recent data available for 2019 Australian Health Performance Framework reporting: 2011–15.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Percentage
Data type:Real
Unit of measure:Person
Format:

N[NN].N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:1. Effectiveness

Data source attributes

Data sources:
Data SourceAustralian Cancer Database
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data SourceABS Life Tables
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:

Australian Health Performance Framework

Organisation responsible for providing data:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Source and reference attributes

Reference documents:

AIHW (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) 2012. Cancer survival and prevalence in Australia: period estimates from 1982 to 2010. Cancer series no. 69. Cat. no. CAN 65. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 7 November 2019,
https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/cancer/cancer-survival-and-prevalence-in-australia-perio/contents/table-of-contents.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 3.1.2–Incidence of selected cancers, 2019 Health, Standard 09/04/2020

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 02–Incidence of selected cancers, 2020 Health, Standard 13/03/2020

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 02–Incidence of selected cancers, 2021 Health, Standard 16/09/2020

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 24–Survival of people diagnosed with notifiable cancers, 2020 Health, Standard 13/03/2020

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 24–Survival of people diagnosed with notifiable cancers, 2021 Health, Standard 16/09/2020