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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 (ACHI 7th edn) NNNNN-NN ".
Data Type Number
Maximum character length 7


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 (e.g. implantation of infusion pump, isolated limb perfusion/infusion, intra-operative radiotherapy) record both the surgery and the other modality.

Any systemic treatment which can be coded as a procedure through ACHI should be so coded (e.g. stem cell or bone marrow infusion).


National Centre for Classification in Health

New South Wales Department of Health, Public Health Division


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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