waiting list(redirected from Lista de Espera)
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waiting listA 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.
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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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