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Definition

The reason why a patient is removed from the elective surgery waiting list, 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 " Reason for removal from an elective surgery waiting list code N ".
Data Type Number
Format N
Maximum character length 1
Values
Value Meaning Start Date End Date
Permissible Values 1 Admitted as an elective patient for awaited procedure by or on behalf of this hospital or the state/territory
2 Admitted as an emergency patient for awaited procedure by or on behalf of this hospital or the state/territory
3 Could not be contacted (includes patients who have died while waiting, whether or not the cause of death was related to the condition requiring treatment)
4 Treated elsewhere for awaited procedure, but not on behalf of this hospital or the state/territory
5 Surgery not required or declined
6 Transferred to another hospital's waiting list
Supplementary Values 9 Not known

Comments

Origin:
National Health Data Committee

References

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Relation Count
Inclusion in Data Set Specifications 6
Inclusion in Data Distributions 0
As a numerator in an Indicator 21
As a denominator in an Indicator 5
As a disaggregation in an Indicator 7