The date on which the decision was made to refer a PATIENT with suspected cancer to an appropriate cancer specialist. An appropriate specialist is the person or persons who are most able to progress the diagnosis of the primary tumour. This date will be one of the following:
|-||The date on which the referral was made|
|-||The date of the letter or fax from GP or other hospital department|
|-||The date of phone call from referring GP or other hospital department|
|-||The date of cross-referral where the patient is already in hospital.|
References: The NHS National Cancer Waiting Times, DH, DSCN 22/2002.
This attribute is also known by these names:
|plural||CANCER SPECIALIST REFERRAL DATES|