National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Number of elective surgeries 2014
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Progress measure|
|Short name:||Number of elective surgeries 2014|
|Description:||The number of admissions for elective surgery for patients who were removed from an elective surgery waiting list.|
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:
For the purposes of reporting by urgency category, patients are reported as the final urgency category they were when treated.
The calculation of waiting time excludes:
Counts of fewer than five surgeries are not reported to protect patient's privacy.
For annual counts, where data from one or more urgency categories or quarters are suppressed, the annual total is reported less the suppressed value. In addition, if an urgency category is suppressed, it is removed from the relevant quarterly total.
For clinical urgency categories annual data are sourced from National Elective Surgery Waiting Time Data Collection and quarterly data from National Elective Surgery Target Data Collection.
For surgical specialty and indicator procedures annual data are sourced from National Elective Surgery Waiting Time Data Collection.
|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|
Data source attributes
|Reporting requirements:||National Health Performance Agreement - Performance and Accountability Framework|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Institute of Health 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|
|Reference documents:||National Health Performance Agreement - Performance and Accountability Framework|
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