Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Progress measure|
|Short name:||Number of elective surgeries 2011-12|
|Description:||The number of admissions for elective surgery for patients who were removed from an elective surgery waiting list.|
|Indicator set:||National Health Performance Authority: Hospital performance: 2011-16|
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Collection and usage attributes
|Computation description:||The number of admissions for elective surgery for patients who were removed from an elective surgery waiting list.|
Number of surgeries are reported for patients whose reason for removal was:
Reporting excludes people who were transferred to another hospital’s elective surgery waiting list, were treated elsewhere but not on behalf of the hospital, were not contactable, died prior to receiving their surgery or declined surgery.
For the purposes of reporting, patients are reported as the final urgency category they were when treated.
|Numerator:||Number of patients removed from elective surgery waiting lists who received surgery.|
|Numerator data elements:|
Hospital, elective surgery clinical urgency category, selected surgical specialities, and indicator procedures.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||PAF-Effectiveness of access|
PAF-Equity of access
Data source attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Other issues caveats:|
There are inconsistencies in application of urgency categories between and within states and territories which impact on the comparability of results.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||National Health Performance Authority|
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Number of elective surgeries 2012-13