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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HUNDREDS are locked on waiting lists for allotments in Huddersfield.
And this two-and-a-half-year waiting list is just for "urgent" operations.
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The Globe story pointed out that the estimated 53,000 students listed on waiting lists is a number reached by adding up all the students on every charter school's wait list.
However, when organs considered "high quality" were analyzed the researchers found that 55% of transplant candidates who died or were removed from the waiting list before being transplanted had been offered at least one of these high-quality organs.
But Mrs Stevens believes a waiting list would make life easier for her own and scores of other families to stop unwanted seats going to waste.
The agency will open the waiting list for an eight-day period that begins today and continues through Nov.
NSALG says this represents a significant rise in waiting list numbers.
The survey showed, on average, for every 100 council-managed plots in England, there are 49 people on waiting lists.
Fan forums on the internet were full of angry reaction forcing the club to stress that the thousands of fans already on the waiting list will not have to pay.
ALBION fans are advised the ticket office will begin contacting supporters, who have added their names to the season-ticket waiting list, towards the end of this week.