REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD

A subtype of ACTIVITY GROUP.

This is the part of a PATIENT PATHWAY covered by Measured Referral to Treatment Period.

A sub-set of REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIODS are used to measure the 18 weeks Referral To Treatment Period Included In Referral To Treatment Consultant-Led Waiting Times Measurement.

It is the period from referral to the start of First Definitive Treatment.  For Referral To Treatment Consultant-Led Waiting Times, the duration of a REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD is measured by REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD DURATION (ADJUSTED).  For REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIODS measured under Allied Health Professional Referral To Treatment Measurement, no adjustments may be applied and there are no tolerances, but EARLIEST REASONABLE OFFER DATE and EARLIEST CLINICALLY APPROPRIATE DATE may be used locally to understand the impact of patient chosen or clinically appropriate delays.

If the PATIENT is referred from one Health Care Provider to another during the REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD, the REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD continues with the original REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD START DATE and the related PATIENT PATHWAY IDENTIFIER being part of the onward referral information. The REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD continues until there is a REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD END DATE.

For PATIENTS who have not attended an APPOINTMENT or admission:

Types of REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD include:

 

This class is also known by these names:
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pluralREFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIODS