Data Element

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Education Level

Highest level of education obtained. This is important for research and health care policy using social determinants of health (SDOH). Value should be as identified by patient. The AAPM Operational Ontology for Radiation Oncology ( identified this element as high priority for routine collection.

Reference for value set items selected was American Community Survey… .

Standard values identified are

Elementary School

High School Or GED

College no degree

Associates degree vocational

Associates degree academic

Bachelor's degree

Master's degree

Professional degree

Doctorate degree


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