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Accelerating Access to Care Initiative Pending Appointments - Report 2015 December 15

Metadata Updated: April 17, 2021

VA is posting regular data updates showing progress on its efforts to accelerate access to quality health care for Veterans who have been waiting for appointments. These access data updates will be posted at the middle and end of each month at The facility-level data show the current status of VA's: 1) New Enrollee Appointment Request (NEAR) List: The total number of newly enrolled Veterans that have asked for an appointment during the enrollment process. Out of an abundance of caution, VA reviewed the NEAR data from the past decade to identify any individual who: has enrolled for care since the inception of enrollment, indicated they desired an appointment on the enrollment form, and has not yet had a scheduled appointment in the VHA health care system. 2) Electronic Wait List (EWL) Count: The total number of all new patients (those who have not been seen in the specific clinic in the previous 24 months) for whom appointments cannot be scheduled in 90 days or less; and 3) Total Appointments Scheduled: Every appointment scheduled at the facility except surgery and medical procedures. The term 'pending' has replaced the term 'prospective,' which predicts the availability of scheduled appointments in the future for new Veterans on a given date, and the term 'completed' replaced the term 'retrospective,' which indicates when appointments actually occurred.

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date April 17, 2021
Data Update Frequency R/P2M

Metadata Source

Harvested from VA JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date April 17, 2021
Publisher Department of Veterans Affairs
Identifier VA-VHA-OIA-431
Data First Published 2017-07-26
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2020-05-15
Category Accelerating Access, Pending Appointments
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency R/P2M
Bureau Code 029:15
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Harvest Source Title VA JSON
Homepage URL
Program Code 029:041
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Source Hash 5ee23d195c008266f037ea9b7e491d9da2091f62
Source Schema Version 1.1
System of Records
Temporal 2015-12-15T05:00:00Z/2015-12-15T05:00:00Z

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