National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery, 2014
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Progress measure|
|Short name:||Patients who waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery.|
|Description:||The percentage of patients who received their elective surgery and waited longer than one year (365 days) for their surgery.|
|Indicator set:||National Health Performance Authority: Hospital performance: 2011-16|
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Collection and usage attributes
The percentage of patients who received their elective surgery and waited longer than one year (365 days) for their surgery.
Waiting times are calculated for patients whose reason for removal was:
The calculation of waiting time excludes:
Results are not shown if the number of surgeries is fewer than 10.
Data are sourced from National Elective Surgery Waiting Time Data Collection.
100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
|Numerator:||Number of patients who received their elective surgery at the hospital and waited longer than one year (365 days) for their surgery.|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Number of patients who received their elective surgery at the hospital in the period|
|Denominator data elements:|
|Disaggregation:||Selected surgical specialties and indicator procedures|
|Disaggregation data elements:|
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||PAF-Effectiveness of access|
Data source attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Reporting requirements:||National Health Performance Authority, Performance and Accountability Framework|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Institute of Health Welfare|
|Other issues caveats:|
Waiting time is calculated by states and territories by subtracting the listing date for care from the removal date, minus any days the patient was not ready for care and/or waiting with a less urgent clinical urgency category than their clinical urgency category at removal.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||National Health Performance Authority|
|Reference documents:||National Health Performance Authority - Performance and Accountability Framework|
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Supersedes National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Patients who waited more than 365 days for elective surgery 2011-12
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