EARLIEST REASONABLE OFFER DATE is the date of the earliest of the Reasonable Offers made to a PATIENT for an APPOINTMENT or Elective Admission. It should only be included on the Commissioning Data Sets where the PATIENT has declined at least two Reasonable Offers, and a Patient Pause is to be applied to the length of wait calculation performed by the Secondary Uses Service.
- For an APPOINTMENT this is the earliest of the APPOINTMENT DATES OFFERED where the APPOINTMENT OFFER is a 'Reasonable Offer'.
Where, for any reason, a PATIENT cancels or does not attend an APPOINTMENT or an OFFER OF ADMISSION the EARLIEST REASONABLE OFFER DATE for the rearranged APPOINTMENT or OFFER OF ADMISSION will be the EARLIEST REASONABLE OFFER DATE of the cancelled APPOINTMENT or OFFER OF ADMISSION.
Where, for any reason, any Health Care Provider cancels and re-arranges an APPOINTMENT or an OFFER OF ADMISSION, the EARLIEST REASONABLE OFFER DATE for the re-arranged APPOINTMENT or OFFER OF ADMISSION will be the date of the earliest Reasonable Offer made following the cancellation.
Patients who are unavailable
Where a PATIENT makes themself unavailable for a longer period of time, for example a PATIENT who is a teacher who wishes to delay their admission until the summer holidays, making a Reasonable Offer may be inappropriate.
In these circumstances, so long as the Health Care Provider could have made at least two Reasonable Offers, the EARLIEST REASONABLE OFFER DATE will be the date of the earliest Reasonable Offer that the provider could have offered the PATIENT. This must be communicated to the PATIENT.
Use in Commissioning Data Set version 6-0 onwards for Referral To Treatment Consultant-Led Waiting Times:
If the Commissioning Data Set record:
- is of the following Commissioning Data Set Types:
then EARLIEST REASONABLE OFFER DATE must be populated in the Commissioning Data Set record if a Patient Pause (the PATIENT is paused on the ELECTIVE ADMISSION LIST because they have made themselves unavailable for treatment for a specified period (for non-clinical reasons)) is to be applied to a REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD by the Secondary Uses Service.
Failure to include EARLIEST REASONABLE OFFER DATE in the Admitted Patient Care General Episode Commissioning Data Set record carrying the REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD END DATE, will mean no Patient Pause is applied to the duration of wait calculation for the REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD performed by the Secondary Uses Service.
For the Community Services Data Set, Mental Health Services Data Set and the Commissioning Data Sets (version 6-2 onwards) the EARLIEST REASONABLE OFFER DATE may be used locally to inform waiting time calculations for Allied Health Professional Referral To Treatment Measurement. It can be used to account for periods of time where the PATIENT has not accepted the first available APPOINTMENT OFFER and this has extended the Allied Health Professional Referral To Treatment Measurement waiting time, for example:
This data element is also known by these names:
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