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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
QH 040943 v1
Data Element
Derived Data Element
The total number of days that the patient has been not ready for care.
Non-admitted patient care and elective surgery
Number of days not ready for care
Representational Attributes
Quantitative Value
Permissible Values


Integers in the range 0 - 9999
Supplementary Values


Collection and Usage Attributes
Derived from the 'Not ready for care-start date' and the 'Not ready for care-end date'.

There may be multiple not ready for care periods within a 'Non-admitted patient care-service delivery waiting period', however, there can only be one 'Not ready for care-period' at any one time for a 'Non-admitted patient care-specialist outpatient services referral'.

The dates related to each 'Not ready for care-period' must not overlap.

A 'Not ready for care - end date' is required before a new 'Not ready for care-period' commences.
Must be less than the Non-admitted patient care-service delivery waiting period.
Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References

Related Metadata References_IR

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ViewRelationshipMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifier & VersionApproval Status
Has been superseded byData ElementDerived Data ElementElective surgery waiting list episode-number of days not ready for surgeryQH 042318 Version 1Draft
Relates toData ElementData ElementNon-admitted patient care-referral issue dateQH 040928 Version 1Superseded
Relates toData ElementData ElementNot ready for care-end dateQH 040355 Version 2Superseded
Relates toData ElementData ElementNot ready for care-start dateQH 040354 Version 2Superseded
Relates toData ElementData Element ConceptNot ready for careQH 040377 Version 2Superseded
Implementation in Metadata Sets


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ViewMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifer & VersionObligationApproval StatusEffective FromEffective To
Information AssetData CollectionQueensland Hospital Admitted Patient Data Collection (QHAPDC)QH 020001 Version 1Superseded01-Jul-199830-Jun-2015
Source and Reference Attributes
Policy Framework for Specialist Outpatient Services and Policy Framework for Elective Surgery in Queensland Health public hospitals (January 2005).