Date on which the hospital takes a point in time count (census) and characterisation of patients currently on the waiting list.
Elective admission/Waiting list: this data element is necessary for the calculation of the waiting time until a census.
Must be a valid date.
Census date is the first week day of each month (excluding public holidays).
Some Queensland Health information systems restrict date storage to CCYYMMDD format e.g. Oracle systems.
Implementation in Metadata Sets
Census; Elective surgery; Waiting list