DURATION OF ELECTIVE WAIT

Format/Length:n4
National Codes: 
Default Codes:9998 - Not applicable
 9999 - Not known (i.e. no date known for decision to admit): a validation error

Notes:
DURATION OF ELECTIVE WAIT is a derived item that records the waiting time from the ORIGINAL DECIDED TO ADMIT DATE to the admission date at the provider where the treatment actually takes place.

Enter 0000-8887 in days, right justified with preceding zeros.

A waiting time of 0 (zero) days is only to be entered after careful scrutiny.

Please note that the PATIENT's WAITING PERIOD EXCLUSIONS (their aggregate suspended and/or self-deferred periods) should be subtracted from the DURATION OF ELECTIVE WAIT.

 

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pluralDURATION OF ELECTIVE WAITS

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