Bowel cancer diagnosed cluster

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Set Specification
METeOR identifier:719775
Registration status:Health, Standard 16/01/2020
DSS type:Data Element Cluster

The Bowel cancer diagnosed cluster comprises a set of standardised data definitions used for monitoring people that have received a bowel cancer diagnosis.

This metadata set is not mandated for collection, i.e. it reflects best practice when collecting data in relation to bowel screening rather than a nationally mandated set of data items that must be provided.

It is intended to be used by the National Cancer Screening Register. It can also be used by a wider range of health and health-related professionals who collect and/or use the data in relation to the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.

Collection and usage attributes

Statistical unit:

Persons who answered yes in relation to having a cancer diagnosis.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Bowel cancer diagnosed cluster Health, Superseded 16/01/2020

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2020–21 Health, Standard 16/01/2020

Parent DSS specific attributes +

Metadata items in this Data Set Specification

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Seq No.Metadata item Obligation Max occurs
1Person with cancer—primary site of cancer, topography code (ICD-O-3) ANN.NMandatory1
2Patient—diagnosis date of cancer, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
3Cancer staging—cancer staging scheme source, code N[N]Mandatory1
4Cancer staging—staging basis of cancer, code AMandatory1
5Person with cancer—extent of primary cancer, TNM stage (UICC TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours, 8th ed) code X[XX]Mandatory1
6Episode of admitted patient care—admission date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1