DURATION OF ELECTIVE WAIT

DURATION OF ELECTIVE WAIT is a derived item that records the waiting time in days from the ORIGINAL DECIDED TO ADMIT DATE to the admission date at the provider where the treatment actually takes place, ranging from 0 to 8887 days.

Format / Length

max an4

Description

DURATION OF ELECTIVE WAIT  is the same as attribute ACTIVITY DURATION.

DURATION OF ELECTIVE WAIT  is a derived item that records the waiting time in days from the ORIGINAL DECIDED TO ADMIT DATE to the admission date at the provider where the treatment actually takes place, ranging from 0 to 8887 days.

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.

Note: the Format/Length has been updated in Data Dictionary Change Notice 1808 "Correction of Format/Length Data Elements". The Data Set specifications that contain this item will be updated in the next version of the Information Standard where it is not already correct.

Default Codes

Code Description

9998

Not applicable

9999

Not known (no date known for DECISION TO ADMIT)

Also Known As

This data element is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural DURATION OF ELECTIVE WAITS

Where Used

Type Link How used
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 130 - Admitted Patient Care - Finished General Episode CDS references in description DURATION OF ELECTIVE WAIT
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 170 - Admitted Patient Care - Detained and or Long Term Psychiatric Census CDS references in description DURATION OF ELECTIVE WAIT
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 190 - Admitted Patient Care - Unfinished General Episode CDS references in description DURATION OF ELECTIVE WAIT
XML Schema Constraint Commissioning Data Set Version 6-2 XML Schema Constraints references in description DURATION OF ELECTIVE WAIT
Data Element DURATION OF ELECTIVE WAIT references in description DURATION OF ELECTIVE WAIT