The date on which a patient awaiting an elective procedure is assigned to a different urgency category as a result of clinical reassessment for the awaited procedure, or is assigned to a different patient listing status category ('ready for surgery' or 'not ready for surgery').
Elective surgery/Waiting list
The date needs to be recorded each time a patient's urgency classification or listing status changes.
This date is necessary for the calculation of the waiting time at admission and the waiting time at a census date.
Implementation in Metadata Sets
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Clinical urgency category; Elective surgery; Urgency category; Waiting list