Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Definition:||A code set representing the reason why a patient is removed from an elective surgery waiting list.|
|Maximum character length:||1|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
CODE 1 Admitted as an elective patient for awaited procedure in this hospital or another hospital
Patients undergoing the awaited procedure whilst admitted for another reason are to be coded this code.
CODE 2 Admitted as an emergency patient for awaited procedure in this hospital or another hospital
This code identifies patients who were admitted ahead of their normal position in the queue because the condition requiring treatment deteriorated whilst waiting. Admission as an emergency patient could also be due to other causes such as inappropriate urgency rating, delays in the system, or unpredicted biological variation.
CODES 3 - 5
CODE 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)
CODE 4 Treated elsewhere for awaited procedure, but not as a patient of this hospital's waiting list
CODE 5 Surgery not required or declined
These codes provide an indication of the amount of clerical audit of the waiting lists. Code 4 gives an indication of patients treated other than as a patient of the hospital's waiting list. The awaited procedure may have been performed as an emergency or as an elective procedure.
CODE 6 Transferred to another hospital's waiting list
This code identifies patients who were transferred from one hospital's elective surgery waiting list to that of another hospital. The waiting time on the waiting lists at the initial hospital and subsequent hospitals should be combined for national reporting.
CODE 9 Not known
This code identifies patients removed from the waiting list for reasons unknown.
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by Reason for removal from an elective surgery waiting list code N
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Elective surgery waiting list episode—reason for removal from a waiting list, code N