The commencement date of the period of time that the patient will not be/is not ready for care and/or treatment.
Elective surgery (admitted patient care). Community health care.
This item is to be used by the hospital or community health service to record the commencement date the patient was not ready for care.
Must be a valid date.
The not ready for care start date must be on or before the not ready for care end date.
This item is necessary to accurately calculate the number of patients waiting for care/treatment and the waiting time.
Implementation in Metadata Sets
Not ready for care; Ready for care; Waiting list