A not ready for care patient is a patient who has been listed for care by a hospital or a community health service, but are not in a position to accept an offer for care/treatment.
Elective surgery (admitted patient care). Specialist outpatient services (hospital non-admitted patient care). Community health care. This item is necessary to accurately calculate the number of patients waiting for care/treatment and the waiting time.
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; Ready for care; Waiting time