TREATMENT START DATE (CANCER)

TREATMENT START DATE (CANCER) is the Start Date of the first, second or subsequent cancer treatment given to a PATIENT who is receiving care for a cancer condition.

Format / Length

an10 CCYY-MM-DD

Description

TREATMENT START DATE (CANCER)  is the same as attribute  ACTIVITY DATE, where the ACTIVITY DATE TYPE is National Code  'Start Date of a CLINICAL INTERVENTION.

TREATMENT START DATE (CANCER) is the Start Date of the first, second or subsequent cancer treatment given to a PATIENT who is receiving care for a cancer condition.

If the CANCER TREATMENT MODALITY is recorded as National Code 'Surgery', the TREATMENT START DATE (CANCER) is the same as START DATE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) of the related admission.

TREATMENT START DATE (CANCER) is also the END DATE of a Cancer Referral To Treatment Period.

A Cancer Referral To Treatment Period will end on the same date as the TREATMENT START DATE (CANCER) where First Definitive Treatment is given, unless cancer was discounted when the PATIENT was first seen (in which case the Cancer Referral To Treatment Period is ended at DATE FIRST SEEN).

If a PATIENT declines all treatment and the CANCER TREATMENT MODALITY is recorded as National Code 'All treatment declined', then the TREATMENT START DATE (CANCER) should be recorded as the date upon which the PATIENT made this decision.

For the National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring Data Set, TREATMENT START DATE (CANCER) is for a cancer condition with a PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS (ICD) code defined by NHS England. The full list of diagnosis codes can be found on the NHS Digital website at:  Cancer Waiting Times.

Also Known As

This data element is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural TREATMENT START DATES (CANCER)

Where Used

Type Link How used
Data Set National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring Data Set references in description TREATMENT START DATE (CANCER)
Data Set Cancer Outcomes and Services Data Set - Core references in description TREATMENT START DATE (CANCER)
Attribute CANCER CARE SETTING FOR TREATMENT references in description TREATMENT START DATE (CANCER)
Attribute CANCER CARE SPELL DELAY REASON references in description TREATMENT START DATE (CANCER)
Data Element CANCER CARE SPELL DELAY REASON (DECISION TO TREATMENT) references in description TREATMENT START DATE (CANCER)
Data Element CANCER CARE SPELL DELAY REASON (REFERRAL TO TREATMENT) references in description TREATMENT START DATE (CANCER)
Data Element CANCER CARE SPELL DELAY REASON COMMENT (DECISION TO TREATMENT) references in description TREATMENT START DATE (CANCER)
Data Element CANCER CARE SPELL DELAY REASON COMMENT (REFERRAL TO TREATMENT) references in description TREATMENT START DATE (CANCER)
NHS Business Definition Cancer Care Spell Delay references in description TREATMENT START DATE (CANCER)
NHS Business Definition Cancer Referral to Treatment Period references in description TREATMENT START DATE (CANCER)
NHS Business Definition Cancer Treatment Period references in description TREATMENT START DATE (CANCER)
Supporting Information National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring Data Set Scenarios references in description TREATMENT START DATE (CANCER)
Data Element ORGANISATION SITE IDENTIFIER (OF PROVIDER CANCER TREATMENT START DATE) references in description TREATMENT START DATE (CANCER)
Data Element TREATMENT START DATE (CANCER) references in description TREATMENT START DATE (CANCER)
Data Element TREATMENT START DATE (RADIOTHERAPY TREATMENT EPISODE) references in description TREATMENT START DATE (CANCER)
Data Element WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT (TREATMENT) references in description TREATMENT START DATE (CANCER)