Reason for removal from an elective surgery waiting list code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
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|Registration status:||Health, Standard 13/12/2011|
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
ACT Health, Final 03/08/2018
A code set representing the reason why a patient is removed from an elective surgery waiting list.
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Collection and usage attributes
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CODE 1 Admitted as an elective patient for awaited procedure by or on behalf of this hospital or the state/territory
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 by or on behalf of this hospital or the state/territory
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.
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 on behalf of this hospital or the state/territory
This code would be used where surgery was undertaken other than by or on behalf of this hospital or the state/territory; for example, the patient has accessed surgery as a private patient in a private hospital.
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:|
Supersedes Reason for removal from an elective surgery waiting list code N Health, Superseded 13/12/2011, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Elective surgery waiting list episode—reason for removal from a waiting list, code N Health, Superseded 25/01/2018
Elective surgery waiting list episode—reason for removal from a waiting list, code N Health, Standard 25/01/2018