waiting list


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waiting list

a roll of persons waiting to fill a vacancy, such as a list of candidates waiting for an organ transplant.

waiting list

A list of people waiting for NHS care or treatment, pending hospital resource availability. Separate lists are held by each specialty in hospital and for each consultant within the specialty, and are split according to the type of service planned—e.g., inpatient, day case, day patient and outpatients. Lists may also be held by allied health professions departments and community care services, but these are not recorded nationally.

waiting list

A form of health care rationing that is used esp. in the distribution of scarce resources, such as organs for transplantation.
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Many children do get places from waiting lists after the first allocation of places, so there is a definite chance that this will help.
Prof O'Keeffe explained that because of the long delays many of those on the waiting lists develop into emergency cases.
There are 216 vacant plots on sites where there are no waiting lists and anyone who wants a plot at one of these sites will probably be able to rent one straight away.
When Dallas last opened its waiting list in 2011, more than 15,000 hopefuls lined up hoping to nab one of 3,800 available spots.
all you do is just transfer a big bunch of patients to treatment waiting lists and the bottleneck is in treatment capacity.
While we do not currently hold a waiting list for additional tickets for the ceremonies, and can never guarantee being able to accommodate non ticket holders, we have staff members on hand in the cathedral who evaluate the situation once all ticket holders are seated and may be able to accommodate further guests.
The agency filled all 1,000 openings on the waiting list in five hours.
Northumberland Council said the statistics did not give an "accurate reflection" and its figures showed just 530 on the waiting list in Blyth Valley.
But fans took issue with a paragraph which said "Coming soon - opportunity to join the Season Ticket Waiting List.
Supporters can continue adding their names to the waiting list by contacting the ticket office either in person, by phone (call 0871 271 9780) or post.
But Kentucky is one of several states with more patients than resources, and that forced the creation of an ADAP waiting list.