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Elective surgery waiting list episode—overdue patient status, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termOverdue patient
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270009
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 13/12/2011
Definition:Help on this termWhether or not a patient is an overdue patient, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Elective surgery waiting list episode—overdue patient status

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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
1Overdue patient
2Other

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Collection and usage attributes

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This metadata item is only required for patients in Elective surgery waiting list episode—clinical urgency, code N categories with specified maximum desirable waiting times. 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 or 90 days for patients in Elective surgery waiting list episode—clinical urgency, code N category 2.

Comments:Help on this termThis metadata item is not used for patients in Elective surgery waiting list episode—clinical urgency, code N category 3 as there is no specified timeframe within which it is desirable that they are admitted. The metadata item Elective surgery waiting list episode—extended wait patient indicator, status code N identifies patients in Elective surgery waiting list episode—clinical urgency, code N category 3 who have waited longer than one year at admission or at the time of a census.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this termNational Health Data Committee

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See also Elective surgery waiting list episode—clinical urgency, code N Health, Superseded 12/06/2015, Tasmanian Health, Draft 13/09/2012, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

Has been superseded by Elective surgery waiting list episode—overdue patient status, code N Health, Superseded 12/06/2015

Is formed using Elective surgery waiting list episode—waiting time (at a census date), total days N[NNN] Health, Superseded 13/12/2011

Is formed using Elective surgery waiting list episode—waiting time (at removal), total days N[NNN] Health, Superseded 13/12/2011

Supersedes Overdue patient, version 3, Derived DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.4 KB)

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

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

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

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Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) NMDS Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

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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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