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National Cancer Data Base - Data Dictionary PUF 2014

Treatment Status

DD_category: 
PUF Data Item Name: 
RX_SUMM_TREATMENT_STATUS
NAACCR Item #: 
1285
length: 
1
Allowable values: 
0-2, 9
Description: 
This item summarizes whether the patient received any treatment or was under active surveillance.
Registry Coding Instructions: 

Treatment after a period of active surveillance is considered subsequent treatment and is not coded in this item.
Use code 0 when treatment is refused or the physician decides not to treat for any reason such as the presence of comorbidities.

NCDB System Code Assignments: 

0 = No treatment given
1 = Treatment given
2 = Active surveillance (watchful waiting)
9 = Unknown if treatment given

Analytic Note: 

This item is only reported for diagnosis years 2010 and later.