The RWT NMDS is a collation of records related to courses of radiotherapy that began in a reference period. The data collected include administrative details, patient demographic characteristics and some clinical information. The database was primarily designed to enable reporting of waiting times for radiotherapy services which are calculated as the time between the patient's ready-for-care date and the date of the first megavoltage external beam radiotherapy treatment.
from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
National and state and territory
Establishments in scope are those public and private healthcare establishments that provide megavoltage external beam radiotherapy treatment (in-scope radiotherapy treatment).
It is mandatory for public establishments to report in-scope activity, including services provided by specialists operating under right of private practice arrangements. Private providers are encouraged to participate.
People in scope are those who started a course of radiotherapy treatment within the reference period. Scope is not limited by patient diagnosis: it includes people with cancer (notifiable and non-notifiable) and those who do not have cancer.
Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)
Previous DSS (that this NMDS supersedes)
External links and information
Radiotherapy in Australia 2016–17
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