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National Cancer Data Base - Data Dictionary PUF 2013

Facility Type

DD_category: 
PUF Data Item Name: 
FACILITY_TYPE_CD
length: 
1
Allowable values: 
1, 2, 3, 9
Description: 
Each facility reporting cases to the NCDB is assigned a category classification by the Commission on Cancer Accreditation program. This item provides a general classification of the structural characteristics of each reporting facility.
Registry Coding Instructions: 

None.

Analytic Note: 

For additional information about CoC accreditation categories see https://www.facs.org/quality-programs/cancer/accredited/about/categories.
 
See "Data De-identification and Confidentiality" for a description of the handling of some categories.
 
This item is suppressed for cases aged 0-39.

Code

Label

1

Community Cancer Program

2

Comprehensive Community Cancer Program

3

Academic/Research Program (includes NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers)

4

Integrated Network Cancer Program

9

Other specified types of cancer programs