Guidance for the development of new cancer data set specifications.
The preface introduces the National Cancer Core Data standards and provides guidance on their further development in support of the Cancer Health Information Strategy.
The New Zealand Cancer Health Information Strategy, published in 2015, describes a pragmatic approach to achieving the vision of comprehensive, accessible and accurate information to support the delivery of quality care across the cancer patient pathway.
A key goal is to standardise and link cancer data sets in New Zealand. This document provides guidance for anyone looking to:
- develop a specialised cancer data set specification
- create a new data set containing cancer related data elements
- add new cancer related data elements to an existing data set.
Follow this guidance to ensure that new cancer data set specifications conform to the established standards and can be used with other cancer data sets.