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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
Identifier
QH 020274
Version
3
Metadata Item Type
Information Asset
Metadata Set Type
Data Collection
Approval Status
Draft
01-Jul-2021 
Approval Type
Standard
Approving Authority
Information Management Strategic Governance Committee (IMSGC), Queensland Health
Effective From
01-Jul-2021
Effective To
-
Description
The Radiation Therapy Data Collection (RTDC) is a quarterly collection of patients who have begun a course of radiotherapy in one of 8 reporting hospitals. The RTDC collects demographic, waiting list and clinical information to meet Department of Health and Commonwealth reporting requirements such as the Radiotherapy Waiting Times National Minimum Data Set.
Short Name
RTDC
Strategic Alignment Attributes
Actual or potential statewide coverage
Yes
Supports collection of statewide activity.
Absence would cause significant impact on QH business
No
Supports enterprise-wide decision making
No
Supports enterprise-wide reporting requirements
Yes
Provisioned to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for the national Radiology annual report.
Supports the strategic directions of QH
Yes
Allows insight into radiotherapy services.
Strategic Asset Indicator
Yes
Collection and Usage Attributes
Guide for Use
-
Purpose
To collect demographic and radiation therapy service data from Queensland Health radiation services in scope of the RTDC, for state and national reporting purposes.
Scope
RTDC is a unit record level data collection where the unit record is a radiotherapy course of treatment.

Seven public hospitals in Queensland Health are in scope, with the list of hospitals included in the Site Implemented section below.

Records in scope for the RTDC are identified as those where a radiotherapy course of treatment was started within the reporting period. Treatment starts with the first fraction delivered and does not include the planning or simulation stages of radiotherapy. 

A patient can receive more than one course of radiotherapy treatment at the same time (i.e. courses which are simultaneous or which overlap). These courses may have the same or different ready-for-care dates and the same or different radiotherapy start dates.

Only a radiation oncologist can prescribe a course of radiotherapy treatment. A prescription is not equal to a course of radiotherapy treatment. A prescription may be for one or more courses of radiotherapy treatment. A prescription outlines the anatomical region/sites to be treated and is for a prescribed dose at a defined volume (fractionation) over a defined period of time.

One course of radiotherapy treatment may cover multiple phases and multiple treatment plans.
Coverage
QLD
Content
Demographic and radiation therapy service information.
Sites Implemented
Cairns and Hinterland HHS - Cairns Hospital
Central QLD HHS - Genisis Cancercare Rockhampton
Gold Coast HHS - Gold Coast University Hospital
Mater Health Services - Mater Hospital Brisbane
Metro North HHS - Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital
Metro South HHS - Princess Alexandra Hospital
Sunshine Coast HHS - Adem Crosby Centre
Townsville HHS - The Townsville Hospital
Published Outputs
-
Frequency of Updates
Data collected on a quarterly basis.
Information Security Classification
SENSITIVE
Accessibility
Access to the RTDC is at the discretion of the Data Custodian.
Access Constraints
Access to the data can be requested through the Hospital Access Analysis Team in the Healthcare Improvement Unit (HIU) by emailing HAAT@health.qld.gov.au.
Use Constraints
N/A.
Methodology
Unit record information is supplied by facilities in electronic format, for all patients who started a radiotherapy course of treatment during the reporting quarter. Data is submitted to the Healthcare Improvement Unit (HIU) by midnight on the last calendar day of the month after the reporting quarter.
Statistical Unit
-
Reporting Requirements
Queensland Health is required to meet national reporting obligations to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The AIHW has established the Radiotherapy Waiting Times NMDS to collect patient level information in the radiation therapy domain. The RTDC has been designed to collect the minimum required to meet the reporting outputs above, however the custodian, HIU, can further support the radiation therapy domain through operational reporting and benchmarking across services in regard to access and service improvements. Through the information collected the Department of Health can undertake planning, monitoring and purchasing activities for publicly funded health services on behalf of the state to optimise health gains, reduce inequalities and maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of the health system.
Frequency of Reporting Requirements
Data reported routinely on a quarterly basis.
Comments
-
Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References
Supersedes Radiation Therapy Data Collection (RTDC) QH 020274 Version 2
Implementation in
-
Included Data Elements and Performance Indicators

Otherrelational

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ViewMetadata Item TypeNameAscendingIdentifier & VersionObligationApproval StatusEffective fromEffective to
Data ElementFacility-facility codeQH 040006 Version 2MandatoryCurrent01-Jul-2021
Data ElementHealthcare Improvement Unit (HIU) data collection-data extract file nameQH 042785 Version 1MandatoryDraft01-Jul-2021
Data ElementHealthcare Improvement Unit (HIU) data collection-data extract period beginningQH 042065 Version 1MandatoryDraft01-Jul-2021
Data ElementHealthcare Improvement Unit (HIU) data collection-data extract period endingQH 042066 Version 1MandatoryDraft01-Jul-2021
Data ElementHealthcare Improvement Unit (HIU) data collection-data source systemQH 042067 Version 1MandatoryDraft01-Jul-2021
Data ElementHealthcare Improvement Unit (HIU) data collection-number of data extract recordsQH 042068 Version 1MandatoryDraft01-Jul-2021
Data ElementPerson (name)-first given name (HIU)QH 042069 Version 2ConditionalDraft01-Jul-2021
Data ElementPerson (name)-second given name (HIU)QH 042070 Version 2ConditionalDraft01-Jul-2021
Data ElementPerson-Indigenous statusQH 040290 Version 6MandatoryCurrent01-Jul-2021
Derived Data ElementPerson-area of usual residence, statistical area level 2 (SA2) identifier (ASGS 2016)QH 041598 Version 3MandatoryCurrent01-Jul-2021
Data Element ConceptRadiation therapy treatmentQH 041932 Version 1Current01-Jul-2021
Data ElementRadiation therapy treatment-clinical priority categoryQH 041935 Version 1MandatoryCurrent01-Jul-2021
Data ElementRadiation therapy treatment-intention of treatmentQH 041936 Version 1MandatoryCurrent01-Jul-2021
Data ElementRadiation therapy treatment-principal diagnosis code (ICD-10-AM 10th edn)QH 041937 Version 2MandatoryDraft01-Jul-2021
Data ElementRadiation therapy treatment-radiotherapy start dateQH 041934 Version 1MandatoryCurrent01-Jul-2021
Data ElementRadiation therapy treatment-ready for care dateQH 041933 Version 1MandatoryCurrent01-Jul-2021
Derived Data ElementRadiation therapy treatment-waiting timeQH 041939 Version 1MandatoryCurrent01-Jul-2021
Data Quality Declaration
-
Source and Reference Attributes
Source Systems
-
Source Organisation
-
Source Document
Current and recent Radiation Therapy Data Collection (RTDC) documents: <INTERNAL QH LINK NOT AVAILABLE>
Keywords

Radiation therapy