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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
QH 040373 v4
Data Element
Data Element
The reason why a patient is removed from the elective surgery 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
03Could not be contacted (includes patients who have died while waiting whether or not the cause of death was related to the condition requiring treatment)
04Treated elsewhere for awaited procedure
05Surgery not required or declined
06Transferred to other hospital's waiting list
Supplementary Values


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

02 Identifies patients who are admitted 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

Codes 03 to 05 identify patients who have been removed following a clerical audit of the waiting list. Either the patient could not be contacted (03), or after the patient was contacted, the patient was removed from the list because they had received their procedure at another facility (04) or had decided to no longer have the procedure (05).

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 3Superseded
Has been superseded byData ElementData ElementElective surgery waiting list episode-reason for removal from a waiting listQH 040373 Version 5Superseded
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-200630-Jun-2014
Information AssetData CollectionQueensland Hospital Admitted Patient Data Collection (QHAPDC)QH 020001 Version 1ConditionalSuperseded01-Jul-200630-Jun-2014
Source and Reference Attributes