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Definition

Whether or not a patient is an overdue patient, as represented by a code.

Components

Data Element (this item)

Representation

This representation is based on the value domain for this data element, more information is available at " Overdue patient status code N ".
Data Type Number
Format N
Maximum character length 1
Values
Value Meaning Start Date End Date
Permissible Values 1 Overdue patient
2 Other

Comments

Guide for use:

This metadata item is required for patients in all 'Elective surgery waiting list episode—clinical urgency, code N' categories. Overdue patients are those for whom the hospital system has failed to provide timely care and whose wait may have an adverse effect on the outcome of their care. They are identified by a comparison of 'Elective surgery waiting list episode—waiting time (at removal), total days N[NNN]' or 'Elective surgery waiting list episode—waiting time (at a census date), total days N[NNN]' and the maximum desirable time limit for the 'Elective surgery waiting list episode—clinical urgency, code N' classification.

A patient is classified as overdue if ready for care and waiting time at admission or waiting time at a census date is longer than 30 days for patients in 'Elective surgery waiting list episode—clinical urgency, code N' category 1, 90 days for patients in 'Elective surgery waiting list episode—clinical urgency, code N' category 2, or 365 days for patients in 'Elective surgery waiting list episode-clinical urgency, code N' category 3.

Origin:
National Health Data Committee

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Inclusion in Data Distributions 0
As a numerator in an Indicator 0
As a denominator in an Indicator 0
As a disaggregation in an Indicator 0