DURATION OF ELECTIVE WAIT

Format/Length:max an4
National Codes: 
Default Codes:9998 - Not applicable
 9999 - Not known (no date known for DECISION TO ADMIT)

Notes:
DURATION OF ELECTIVE WAIT is the same as attribute ACTIVITY DURATION.

DURATION OF ELECTIVE WAIT is a derived item that records the waiting time in days from the ORIGINAL DECIDED TO ADMIT DATE to the admission date at the provider where the treatment actually takes place, ranging from 0 to 8887 days.

A waiting time of 0 (zero) days is only to be entered after careful scrutiny.

Please note that the PATIENT's WAITING PERIOD EXCLUSIONS (their aggregate suspended and/or self-deferred periods) should be subtracted from the DURATION OF ELECTIVE WAIT.

Note: the Format/Length has been updated in Data Dictionary Change Notice 1808 "Correction of Format/Length Data Elements". The Data Set specifications that contain this item will be updated in the next version of the Information Standard where it is not already correct.

 

This data element is also known by these names:
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pluralDURATION OF ELECTIVE WAITS

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