WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT (TREATMENT)
WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT (TREATMENT) as the same as attribute ACTIVITY DURATION.
WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT (TREATMENT) records the number of days that should be removed from the derived waiting time between CANCER TREATMENT PERIOD START DATE and TREATMENT START DATE (CANCER).
The recording of this data item is mandatory for all Tumours, regardless of whether a national service standard is in place.
Adjustments are allowed in the following circumstances:
- When a patient pause is initiated because the PATIENT is unavailable for treatment for a specified period because of family commitments, holidays, or other (non-clinical) reasons
WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT (TREATMENT) should only be recorded where CANCER CARE SETTING FOR TREATMENT is:
- National Code 'Cancer treatment delivered as part of a Hospital Provider Spell (where PATIENT CLASSIFICATION is National Code 'Ordinary admission') or
- National Code 'Cancer treatment delivered as part of a Hospital Provider Spell (where PATIENT CLASSIFICATION is National Code 'Day case admission').
Guidance on calculating the number of days which may be removed from the waiting time is available on the NHS England website at: Cancer Waiting Times.
This data element is also known by these names:
|plural||WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENTS (TREATMENT)|