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Elective surgery waiting list episode—indicator procedure, code NN

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termIndicator procedure
METeOR identifier:Help on this term334976
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 13/12/2011
Definition:Help on this termIndicator procedure for which an elective surgery patient is waiting, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Elective surgery waiting list episode—indicator procedure

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Representational attributes

Classification scheme:Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI) 5th edition
Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
01Cataract extraction
02Cholecystectomy
03Coronary artery bypass graft
04Cystoscopy
05Haemorrhoidectomy
06Hysterectomy
07Inguinal herniorrhaphy
08Myringoplasty
09Myringotomy
10Prostatectomy
11Septoplasty
12Tonsillectomy
13Total hip replacement
14Total knee replacement
15Varicose veins stripping and ligation
Supplementary values:Help on this term
16Not applicable

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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termThe procedure terms are defined by the Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI) codes which are listed in comments below. Where a patient is awaiting more than one indicator procedure, all codes should be listed. This is because the intention is to count procedures rather than patients in this instance.

These are planned procedures for the waiting list, not what is actually performed during hospitalisation.

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The list of indicator procedures may be reviewed from time to time. Some health authorities already code a larger number of waiting list procedures.

Waiting list statistics for indicator procedures give a specific indication of performance in particular areas of elective care provision. It is not always possible to code all elective surgery procedures at the time of addition to the waiting list. Reasons for this include that the surgeon may be uncertain of the exact procedure to be performed, and that the large number of procedures possible and lack of consistent nomenclature would make coding errors likely. Furthermore, the increase in workload for clerical staff may not be acceptable. However, a relatively small number of procedures account for the bulk of the elective surgery workload. Therefore, a list of common procedures with a tendency to long waiting times is useful. Waiting time statistics by procedure are useful to patients and referring doctors. In addition, waiting time data by procedure assists in planning and resource allocation, audit and performance monitoring.

The following is a list of ACHI (5th edition) codes, for the indicator procedures:

Cataract extraction:

42698-00 [195] 42702-00 [195] 42702-01 [195] 42698-01 [196] 42702-02 [196]
42702-03 [196] 42698-02 [197] 42702-04 [197] 42702-05 [197] 42698-03 [198]
42702-06 [198] 42702-07 [198] 42698-04 [199] 42702-08 [199] 42702-09 [199]
42731-01 [200] 42698-05 [200] 42702-10 [200] 42734-00 [201] 42788-00 [201]
42719-00 [201] 42731-00 [201] 42719-02 [201] 42791-02 [201] 42716-00 [202]
42702-11 [200] 42719-00 [201] 42722-00 [201]

Cholecystectomy:

30443-00 [965] 30454-01 [965] 30455-00 [965] 30445-00 [965] 30446-00 [965]
30448-00 [965] 30449-00 [965]

Coronary Artery bypass graft:

38497-00 [672] 38497-01 [672] 39497-02 [672] 38497-03 [672] 38497-04 [673]
38497-05 [673] 38497-06 [673] 39497-07 [673] 38500-00 [674] 38503-00 [674]
38500-01 [675] 38503-01 [675] 38500-02 [676] 38503-02 [676] 38500-03 [677]
38503-03 [677] 38500-04 [678] 38503-04 [678] 90201-00 [679] 90201-01 [679]
90201-02 [679] 90201-03 [679]

Cystoscopy:

36812-00 [1089] 36812-01 [1089] 36836-00 [1098]

Haemorrhoidectomy:

32138-00 [941] 32132-00 [941] 32135-00 [941] 32135-01 [941]

Hysterectomy:

35653-00 [1268] 35653-01 [1268] 35653-02 [1268] 35653-03 [1268] 35661-00 [1268] 35670-00 [1268] 35667-00 [1268] 35664-00 [1268] 35657-00 [1269] 35750-00 [1269]  35756-00 [1269] 35673-00 [1269] 35673-01 [1269] 35753-00 [1269] 35753-01 [1269] 35756-01 [1269] 35756-02 [1269] 35667-01 [1269] 35664-01 [1269] 90450-00 [989] 90450-01 [989] 90450-02 [989]

Inguinal herniorrhaphy:

30614-03 [990] 30615-00 [997] 30609-03 [990] 30614-02 [990 30609-02 [990]

Myringoplasty:

41527-00 [313] 41530-00 [313] 41533-01 [313] 41542-00 [315] 41635-01 [313]

Myringotomy:

41626-00 [309] 41626-01 [309] 41632-00 [309] 41632-01 [309]

Prostatectomy:

37203-00 [1165] 37203-02 [1165] 37207-00 [1166] 37207-01[1166]BR>37203-05 [1166] 37203-06 [1166] 37200-03[ 1167] 37200-04 [1167] 37209-00[1167] 37200-05 [1167] 90407-00 [1168] 37201-00 [1165] 37203-03 [1166] 37203-04 [1166] 37224-00 [1162] 37224-01 [1162]

Septoplasty:

41671-02 [379] 41671-01 [379] 41671-03 [379]

Tonsillectomy:

41789-00 [412] 41789-01 [412]

Total hip replacement:

49318-00 [1489] 49319-00 [1489] 49324-00 [1492] 49327-00 [1492] 49330-00 [1492] 49333-00 [1492] 49345-00 [1492]

Total knee replacement:

49518-00 [1518] 49519-00 [1518] 49521-00 [1519] 49521-01 [1519] 49521-02 [1519] 49521-03 [1519] 49524-00 [1519] 49524-01 [1519] 49527-00 [1524] 49530-00 [1523] 49530-01 [1523] 49533-00 [1523] 49554-00 [1523] 49534-00 [1519]

Varicose veins stripping and ligation:

32508-00 [727] 32508-01 [727] 32511-00 [727] 32504-01 [728] 32505-00 [728]
32514-00 [737]

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this term

National Health Data Committee

Reference documents:Help on this termNational Centre for Classification in Health (NCCH) 2006. The Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI) – Fifth Edition - Tabular list of interventions and Alphabetic index of interventions. Sydney: NCCH, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney.

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Supersedes Elective surgery waiting list episode—indicator procedure, code NN Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

Has been superseded by Elective surgery waiting list episode—indicator procedure, code NN Health, Superseded 02/05/2013, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

See also National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Patients who received their surgery within clinically recommended times 2011-12 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Superseded 28/05/2014

See also National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Patients who received their surgery within clinically recommended times 2012-13 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20b-Waiting times for elective surgery: proportion seen on time, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20b-Waiting times for elective surgery: proportion seen on time, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 34-Waiting times for elective surgery, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Elective surgery waiting times (census data) DSS 1 January 2012-30 June 2012 Health, Retired 13/12/2011

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Elective surgery waiting times (census data) NMDS 2006-09 Health, Superseded 03/12/2008

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Elective surgery waiting times (census data) NMDS 2009-12 Health, Superseded 13/12/2011
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015

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Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) DSS 1 January 2012-30 June 2012 Health, Retired 13/12/2011

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Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) NMDS 2006-09 Health, Superseded 03/12/2008

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Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) NMDS 2009-12 Health, Superseded 13/12/2011
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015

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Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
National Healthcare Agreement: P43-Unplanned/unexpected readmissions within 28 days of selected surgical admissions, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 43-Unplanned/unexpected readmissions within 28 days of selected surgical episodes of care, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013
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