National Healthcare Agreement: PI 34-Waiting times for elective surgery, 2011
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Progress measure|
|Short name:||PI 34-Waiting times for elective surgery, 2011|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 31/10/2011|
Median and 90th percentile waiting times for elective surgery in public hospitals, including by indicator procedure
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2011) Health, Superseded 31/10/2011|
|Outcome area:||Hospital and Related Care Health, Standard 07/07/2010|
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: PI 34: Waiting times for elective surgery, 2011 QS Health, Superseded 04/12/2012|
Collection and usage attributes
Elective surgery as defined in the National Elective Surgery Waiting Times Data Collection.
See Table 6.5 in Australian hospital statistics 2007—08 for a list of indicator procedures.
Waiting times are calculated for patients whose reason for removal was Admitted as an elective patient.
Includes the proportion of removals for elective admission that waited more than 365 days.
Analysis by state and territory based on location of service.
Analysis by remoteness and SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of person.
Presented as number of days.
The number of days waiting time is calculated by subtracting the listing date for care from the removal date, minus any days when the patient was 'not ready for care', and also minus any days the patient was waiting with a less urgent clinical urgency category than their clinical urgency category at removal.
Calculated overall and for each indicator procedure.
|Numerator data elements:|
2008–09 and 2009–10—State and territory, by indicator procedure (and total) by:
2008–09—State and territory by:
2008–09—Nationally, by SEIFA IRSD deciles
Disaggregations within individual jurisdictions are subject to data quality considerations. Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication. National disaggregation by Indigenous status will be based on data only from jurisdictions for which the quality of Indigenous identification is considered acceptable.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Indicator procedures are a subset of all procedures, e.g. in 2007–08, approximately 65% of removals did not fall into one of the defined indicator procedures.
Most recent data available for 2011 CRC: 2008–09 and 2009-10
|Unit of measure:||Time (e.g. days, hours)|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Accessibility|
Data source attributes
|Reporting requirements:||National Healthcare Agreement|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Further data development / collection required:||Specification: Long-term|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: P34-Waiting times for elective surgery, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 34-Waiting times for elective surgery, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 45-Rates of services: Overnight separations, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 58-Patient satisfaction/experience, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011