Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Elective surgery patients seen within the clinically recommended time by urgency category (percentage)|
This indicator measures the percentage of elective surgery patients who are admitted to the hospital (or contracting hospital) and received their waiting list procedure within national benchmark waiting times for each urgency category.
|Indicator set:||Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2017|
Tasmanian Health, Superseded 28/03/2019
|Outcome area:||Elective surgery access|
Tasmanian Health, Standard 07/12/2016
Collection and usage attributes
The definitions applied are consistent with the national definitions used for reporting against the National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services. The definitions include admission from the elective surgery waiting list where the planned procedure was completed. This also includes patients admitted for the waiting list as an emergency.
The number of waiting time days is calculated by subtracting the listing date for care from the removal date, minus any days the patient was 'not ready for care', and minus any days the patient was waiting with a less urgent clinical urgency category than their clinical urgency category at removal.
Indicator procedures as defined in the Tasmanian wait list procedure code (TWLPC) set and specify which procedures are included in the calculation of this indicator in accordance with national definitions.
The indicator is calculated separately for each of the three urgency categories and presented as a percentage.
100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Calculated separately for each urgency category
Total number of admissions from the elective surgery waiting list to the hospital (or contracting hospital) within benchmarks for each urgency category (this includes admissions from the waiting list as an emergency):
|Numerator data elements:|
Total number of admissions from the elective surgery waiting list to the hospital (or contracting hospital) for each urgency category (this includes admissions from the waiting list as an emergency)
|Denominator data elements:|
Specified disaggregation: Hospital and clinical urgency.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
|Unit of measure:||Person|
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Supersedes Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016, ACC9-11 - Elective Surgery - Percentage of elective surgery patients seen within the clinically recommended time by urgency category, 2016