DELAY REASON COMMENT (FIRST SEEN)

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DELAY REASON COMMENT (FIRST SEEN) is the same as attribute DELAY REASON COMMENT.

DELAY REASON COMMENT (FIRST SEEN) is mandatory when applicable in the National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring Data Set. 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 TO TREATMENT PERIOD START 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.

If DELAY REASON REFERRAL TO FIRST SEEN FOR CANCER OR BREAST SYMPTOMS is recorded as National Code 'Other reason' then DELAY REASON COMMENT (FIRST SEEN) must explain the full reason for the delay.

 

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pluralDELAY REASON COMMENTS (FIRST SEEN)