The total number of days that the patient has been not ready for care.
Non-admitted patient care and elective surgery
Integers in the range 0 - 9999
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.
Implementation in Metadata Sets
Policy Framework for Specialist Outpatient Services and Policy Framework for Elective Surgery in Queensland Health public hospitals (January 2005).
Elective surgery; Not ready for care; Not ready for surgery; Waiting list; Waiting time