Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) NMDS 2013-15
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|DSS type:||National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)|
The scope of this national minimum data set is patients removed from waiting lists for elective surgery (as defined in Elective care waiting list episode—elective care type, code N) which are managed by public acute hospitals. This will include private patients treated in public hospitals, and may include public patients treated in private hospitals.
Patients removed from waiting lists managed by hospitals operated by the Australian Defence Force, corrections authorities and Australia's external territories are not currently included.
Removals data:Data are collected for patients who have been removed from an elective surgery waiting list (for admission or another reason). Patients who were 'ready for care' and patients who were 'not ready for care' at the time of removal are included.
Collection and usage attributes
Patients removed from waiting lists (for admission or other reason) during each financial year.
Elective care waiting list episode—category reassignment date, DDMMYYYY is not required for reporting to the NMDS, but is necessary for the derivation of Elective surgery waiting list episode—waiting time (at removal), total days N[NNN]. Elective care waiting list episode—elective care type, code N is not required for reporting to the NMDS, but is necessary for determining whether patients are in scope for the NMDS. These data elements should be collected at the local level and reported to state and territory health authorities as required.
National reporting arrangements
State and territory health authorities provide the data to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for national collation, on an annual basis.
Periods for which data are collected and nationally collatedFinancial years ending 30 June each year for removals data.
|Implementation start date:||01/07/2013|
|Implementation end date:||30/06/2015|
There are two different types of data collected for this national minimum data set (census data and removals data) and the scope and list of data elements associated with each is different.
For the purposes of this NMDS, public hospitals include hospitals which are set up to provide services for public patients (as public hospitals do), but which are managed privately.
The inclusion of public patients removed from elective surgery waiting lists managed by private hospitals will be investigated in the future.
Source and reference attributes
Department of Health and Ageing
|Related metadata references:|
See also Elective care waiting list episode—elective care type, code N
Supersedes Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) NMDS 2012-13
Has been superseded by Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) NMDS 2015-16
See also National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services: National Elective Surgery Target (Part 1)
See also National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services: National Elective Surgery Target (Part 2)
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