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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
QH 040373 v3
Data Element
Data Element
The reason for removal 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
06Transferred to other hospital's waiting list
Supplementary Values


99Not stated/unknown
Collection and Usage Attributes
Code 01 Identifies patients undergoing the awaited procedure whilst admitted for another reason

Code 02 Identifies patients who are 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 Identifies rare instances where patients are admitted and already have 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 revealed that the treatment was already performed elsewhere

Code 05 Provides an indication of the amount of clerical audit of the waiting lists

Code 06 Identifies patients who are transferred to another hospital's waiting list
Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References

Related Metadata References_IR

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ViewRelationshipMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifier & VersionApproval Status
SupersedesData ElementData ElementReason for removal from waiting list (admitted patient)QH 040373 Version 2Superseded
Has been superseded byData ElementData ElementReason for removal from waiting list (admitted patient)QH 040373 Version 4Superseded
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-200230-Jun-2006
Information AssetData CollectionQueensland Hospital Admitted Patient Data Collection (QHAPDC)QH 020001 Version 1ConditionalSuperseded01-Jul-200230-Jun-2006
Source and Reference Attributes