waiting list


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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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6, 2,131 eligible clients remained on waiting lists.
Many children do get places from waiting lists after the first allocation of places, so there is a definite chance that this will help.
"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.
If you are happy to do so, you must accept the offer of the lower ranked school within 10 days and you must also let your local authority know in writing that you want your child removed from the waiting list for the initially higher ranked school.
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.
"Some sort of 'big bang' would not be terrifically helpful as it would merge all those patients from new patient waiting lists...
"NHS boards and the Scottish Government must improve the monitoring of boards' use of waiting list codes if they are to retain public trust and assure patients they are being treated fairly.
Patients waiting for a liver transplant are prioritized by their risk of waiting list mortality, which is determined by their MELD score.
Mrs Stevens said: "They said to me they used to have a waiting list but it became too difficult to manage.
The agency will open the waiting list for an eight-day period that begins today and continues through Nov.
Put him on your waiting list, but to get him through the interim, sell him one of today's generation of high-tech concealment holsters that will hide his full-size duty pistol adequately and comfortably.
And it pinpointed Sunderland, which has 4,000 allotments, for top place with a waiting list of 2,251 people.