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Elective surgery waiting list episode—reason for removal from a waiting list, code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termReason for removal from elective surgery waiting list
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269959
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 13/12/2011
Definition:Help on this termThe reason why a patient is removed from the elective surgery waiting list, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Elective surgery waiting list episode—reason for removal from a waiting list

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Admitted as an elective patient for awaited procedure in this hospital or another hospital
2Admitted as an emergency patient for awaited procedure in this hospital or another hospital
3Could not be contacted (includes patients who have died while waiting whether or not the cause of death was related to the condition requiring treatment)
4Treated elsewhere for awaited procedure, but not as a patient of this hospital's waiting list
5Surgery not required or declined
6Transferred to another hospital's waiting list
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not known

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

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.

Data element attributes

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Hospital Access Program Waiting Lists Working Group

Waiting Times Working Group

Origin:Help on this termNational Health Data Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Elective surgery waiting list episode—reason for removal from a waiting list, code N Health, Superseded 25/01/2018, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

Supersedes Reason for removal from elective surgery waiting list, version 4, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (16.8 KB)

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) NMDS Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

DSS specific attributes +

Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) NMDS 2006-09 Health, Superseded 03/12/2008

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Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) NMDS 2009-12 Health, Superseded 13/12/2011
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015

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Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
National Healthcare Agreement: P34-Waiting times for elective surgery, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20a-Waiting times for elective surgery: waiting times in days, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20a-Waiting times for elective surgery: waiting times in days, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20a-Waiting times for elective surgery: waiting times in days, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20b-Waiting times for elective surgery: proportion seen on time, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20b-Waiting times for elective surgery: proportion seen on time, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 34-Waiting times for elective surgery, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 34-Waiting times for elective surgery, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013
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