DELAY REASON COMMENT (REFERRAL 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 specified maximum wait from CANCER REFERRAL DECISION DATE to the date of the first definitive treatment less WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT (FIRST SEEN) and WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT (DECISION TO TREAT) and WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT (TREATMENT) could not be met.
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 TYPE.
This data element is also known by these names:
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