What is date of diagnosis or first visit in SurgicalPerformance

The ‘date of first diagnosis’ is the first time you have met with the patient and have a diagnosis.In some instances, you may not have a diagnosis until the day of surgery if it is a diagnostic procedure. Some instances they may have had a diagnosis months ago but someone else, and they have been referred to you – you may not know that original date of diagnosis so the first time you met with them will be fine.

In some instances, you may not have a diagnosis until the day of surgery if it is a diagnostic procedure. And for some other cases, patients may have had a diagnosis months ago but by a different doctor or surgeon, and they may have been referred to you. you may not know that original date of diagnosis so the first time you met with them will be fine.

If you do not know the original date of diagnosis, we suggest you use the date of the first time you met with them.

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