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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
QH 040373 v1
Data Element
Data Element
The reason for removed from the waiting list.
Elective admission/Waiting list. Used for patients who have been admitted to hospital for the elective procedure.
Reason for removal from a waiting list
Representational Attributes
Numeric Character
Permissible Values


01Admitted and treated as elective patient for awaited procedure in this hospital
02Admitted and treated as an emergency patient for awaited procedure in this hospital
04Treated elsewhere for awaited procedure
05Surgery not required or declined after admission
Supplementary Values


Collection and Usage Attributes
Patients undergoing the awaited procedure whilst admitted for another reason are to be coded as code 01.

Code 02 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 04 is for the rare instance where patients are admitted that have already received treatment for the awaited procedure. These patients are admitted on the date that was originally planned when they were placed on the list, but after admission it is subsequently revealed that the treatment has already been performed elsewhere. Code 05 provides an indication of the amount of clerical audit of the waiting lists.
Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References

Related Metadata References_IR

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ViewRelationshipMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifier & VersionApproval Status
Has been superseded byData ElementData ElementReason for removal from waiting list (admitted patient)QH 040373 Version 2Superseded
Implementation in Metadata Sets


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ViewMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifer & VersionObligationApproval StatusEffective FromEffective To
Information AssetData CollectionElective Surgery Data Collection (ESDC)QH 020110 Version 1ConditionalSuperseded01-Jul-199830-Jun-2002
Information AssetData CollectionQueensland Hospital Admitted Patient Data Collection (QHAPDC)QH 020001 Version 1ConditionalSuperseded01-Jul-199830-Jun-2001
Source and Reference Attributes