BASIS OF DIAGNOSIS FOR CANCER

The basis of how a PATIENT DIAGNOSIS relating to cancer was identified.

Description

The basis of how a PATIENT DIAGNOSIS relating to cancer was identified.

National Codes

Code Description
0 Death Certificate: The only information available is from a death certificate
1 Clinical: Diagnosis made before death but without the benefit of any of the following (2-7)
2 Clinical Investigation

:

Includes all diagnostic techniques (e.g. X-rays, Endoscopy, imaging, Ultrasound Scan, exploratory surgery and autopsy) without a TISSUE diagnosis

4

Specific Tumour markers:

Includes biochemical and/or immunological markers which are specific for a Tumour site

5

Cytology:

Examination of CELLS whether from a primary or secondary site, including fluids aspirated using endoscopes or needles. Also including microscopic examination of peripheral blood films and trephine bone marrow aspirates

6

Histology of a metastasis:

Histological examination of TISSUES from a metastasis, including autopsy specimens

7

Histology of a primary Tumour:

Histological examination of TISSUE from the primary Tumour, however obtained, including all cutting and bone marrow Biopsies. Also includes autopsy specimens of a primary Tumour

9 Unknown: No information on how the diagnosis has been made (e.g. Patient Administration System (PAS) /Hospital Information Support System (HISS) record only)

Also Known As

This attribute is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Formerly BASIS OF DIAGNOSIS
Plural BASES OF DIAGNOSIS FOR CANCER

Where Used

Type Link How used
Data Element BASIS OF DIAGNOSIS (CANCER) is the data element of BASIS OF DIAGNOSIS FOR CANCER
Class PATIENT DIAGNOSIS has an attribute BASIS OF DIAGNOSIS FOR CANCER of type BASIS OF DIAGNOSIS FOR CANCER