EARLIEST CLINICALLY APPROPRIATE DATE

Format / Length

an10 CCYY-MM-DD

Description

EARLIEST CLINICALLY APPROPRIATE DATE  is the earliest date that it was clinically appropriate for an ACTIVITY to take place.

For the Radiotherapy Data Set, EARLIEST CLINICALLY APPROPRIATE DATE  is the:

For the Community Services Data Set, Mental Health Services Data Set  and Commissioning Data Sets (version 6-2 onwards), the EARLIEST CLINICALLY APPROPRIATE DATE  may be used locally to inform waiting time calculations. It can be used to account for periods of time where it is not appropriate to treat the PATIENT  for clinical reasons, for example:

  • where the PATIENT  has been admitted to hospital for an unrelated condition and the SERVICE  cannot commence planned treatment until the PATIENT  has been discharged

  • where the PATIENT  is frail and cannot be treated until their condition improves, but it is not appropriate to discharge the PATIENT  from the SERVICE.

Also Known As

This data element is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural EARLIEST CLINICALLY APPROPRIATE DATES

Where Used

Type Link How used
Data Set Radiotherapy Data Set references in description EARLIEST CLINICALLY APPROPRIATE DATE
Data Set Community Services Data Set references in description EARLIEST CLINICALLY APPROPRIATE DATE
Data Set Mental Health Services Data Set references in description EARLIEST CLINICALLY APPROPRIATE DATE
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 021 - Future Outpatient CDS references in description EARLIEST CLINICALLY APPROPRIATE DATE
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 020 - Outpatient CDS references in description EARLIEST CLINICALLY APPROPRIATE DATE
NHS Business Definition Allied Health Professional Referral to Treatment Measurement references in description EARLIEST CLINICALLY APPROPRIATE DATE
Data Element CANCER TREATMENT PERIOD START DATE references in description EARLIEST CLINICALLY APPROPRIATE DATE
NHS Business Definition Cancer Treatment Period references in description EARLIEST CLINICALLY APPROPRIATE DATE
Data Element EARLIEST CLINICALLY APPROPRIATE DATE references in description EARLIEST CLINICALLY APPROPRIATE DATE
Class REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD references in description EARLIEST CLINICALLY APPROPRIATE DATE