Patient Access Data Pending Appointments - Report 2018 Dec 1

Metadata Updated: July 2, 2019

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 July 2, 2019
Metadata Updated Date July 2, 2019
Data Update Frequency R/P2M

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Metadata Created Date July 2, 2019
Metadata Updated Date July 2, 2019
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