Referral—referral received date, DDMMYYYY
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Referral received date|
|Synonymous names:||REF_RECEIVED_DATE; SERVICE_REQUEST_RECEIVED|
|Registration status:||WA Health, Endorsed 01/06/2017|
The date when a health care provider formally accepts a referral for a patient, represented as DDMMYYYY.
|Data Element Concept:||Referral—referral received date|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||8|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
This data item is a mandatory item for national reporting against the data element:
The locally reported referral received date has the synonymous name REF_RECEIVED_DATE.
The nationally reported version has the synonymous name SERVICE_REQUEST_RECEIVED.
In the case of a self-referral the referral received date would be the date of the first contact with the service.
The referral received date can be the same as the date of the appointment; for example, at a drop-in clinic.
|Related metadata references:|
See also Non-admitted patient service request—service request received date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 06/10/2010, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012
Supersedes Referral—referral received date, DDMMYYYY WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
WA Health Non-Admitted Patient Activity and Wait List Data Collection (NAPAAWL DC) 2016-17 WA Health, Endorsed 30/05/2017