DELAY REASON COMMENT (DECISION TO TREATMENT)

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DELAY REASON COMMENT (DECISION TO TREATMENT) is the same as attribute DELAY REASON COMMENT.

This data item is mandatory when applicable in the National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring Dataset. It is applicable and must be recorded if the existing standards were breached (after any adjustments have been made).

It is the free text comment that describes why the maximum one month wait from the DECISION TO TREAT DATE of the PLANNED CANCER TREATMENT with FIRST DEFINITIVE TREATMENT PLANNED classification of a. 'yes' to the date of the first definitive treatment less WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT TREATMENT.

The date of the first definitive treatment is the appropriate recorded start date of treatment for the PLANNED CANCER TREATMENT with FIRST DEFINITIVE TREATMENT PROVIDED classification of a. 'yes'. See START DATE (TELETHERAPY TREATMENT COURSE) as an example of an appropriate recorded start date for a PLANNED CANCER TREATMENT where the PLANNED CANCER TREATMENT TYPE is National Code 02 'Teletherapy'. There is a decision to treat date and a start date recorded for each PLANNED CANCER TREATMENT whether or not it is the first definitive treatment provided. 

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plural DELAY REASON COMMENTS (DECISION TO TREATMENT)