DELAY REASON COMMENT (FIRST SEEN)

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DELAY REASON COMMENT (FIRST SEEN) 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 two week wait from CANCER REFERRAL DECISION DATE to DATE FIRST SEEN less WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT (FIRST SEEN) could not be met.

See DATE FIRST SEEN for guidance on determining the appropriate first seen date.

 

This data element is also known by these names:

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plural DELAY REASON COMMENTS (FIRST SEEN)