The total number of days a patient is waiting for an occasion of service.
The number of days is calculated from the Patient-presentation date minus the Non-admitted patient care-referral receipt date minus the Not ready for care period.
The number of days cannot be a negative number.
Implementation in Metadata Sets
Policy Framework for Specialist Outpatient Services in Queensland Health public hospitals (January 2005).
Non-admitted patient; Not ready for care; Outpatient clinic; Waiting time