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The surgical procedure used in the primary treatment of the cancer, as represented by a code.


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This representation is based on the value domain for this data element, more information is available at " Procedure code (ICD-10-AM 4th edn) NNNNN-NN ".
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Guide for use:

Each surgical treatment procedure used in the initial treatment of the cancer should be recorded. Surgical procedures performed for palliative purposes only should not be included.

For surgical procedures involved in the administration of another modality (eg., implantation of infusion pump, isolated limb parfusion/infusion, intra-operative radiotherapy) record both the surgery and the other modality.

Any systemic treatment which can be coded as a procedure through ICD-10-AM should be so coded (eg., stem cell or bone marrow infusion).

The Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI), which is a part of ICD-10-AM, can be used to classify procedures.


National Centre for Classification in Health

New South Wales Department of Health, Public Health Division


Current edition of International Classification of Diseases, Australian Modification, National Centre for Classification in Health, Sydney (ICD 10 AM).

NSW Department of Health NSW Clinical Cancer Data Collection for Outcomes and Quality. Data Dictionary Version 1 (2001).

This content Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material. Attribution provided as required under the AIHW CC-BY licence.

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