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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 34-Waiting times for elective surgery, 2011

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termProgress measure
Short name:Help on this termPI 34-Waiting times for elective surgery, 2011
METeOR identifier:Help on this term421623
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 31/10/2011
Description:Help on this term

Median and 90th percentile waiting times for elective surgery in public hospitals, including by indicator procedure

Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2011) Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
Outcome area:Help on this termHospital and Related Care Health, Standard 07/07/2010
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement: PI 34: Waiting times for elective surgery, 2011 QS Health, Superseded 04/12/2012

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

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.

Computation:Help on this term

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:Help on this termNot applicable
Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetEstablishment—organisation identifier (Australian), NNX[X]NNNNN
Data Source
National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2008-09
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetPerson—person identifier, XXXXXX[X(14)]
Data Source
National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2008-09
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetEstablishment—organisation identifier (Australian), NNX[X]NNNNN
Data Source
National Elective Surgery Waiting Times Data Collection
NMDS / DSS
Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) NMDS 2006-09
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetElective surgery waiting list episode—waiting time (at removal), total days N[NNN]
Data Source
National Elective Surgery Waiting Times Data Collection
NMDS / DSS
Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) NMDS 2006-09
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetElective surgery waiting list episode—reason for removal from a waiting list, code N
Data Source
National Elective Surgery Waiting Times Data Collection
NMDS / DSS
Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) NMDS 2006-09
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetPerson—person identifier, XXXXXX[X(14)]
Data Source
National Elective Surgery Waiting Times Data Collection
NMDS / DSS
Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) NMDS 2006-09
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Denominator:Help on this termNot applicable
Disaggregation:Help on this term

2008–09 and 2009–10—State and territory, by indicator procedure (and total) by:

  • peer group
  • Indigenous status

2008–09—State and territory by:

  • remoteness
  • SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) quintiles

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:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetEstablishment—Australian state/territory identifier, code N
Data Source
National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2008-09
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Used for disaggregation by state/territory
Data Element / Data SetElective surgery waiting list episode—indicator procedure, code NN
Data Source
National Elective Surgery Waiting Times Data Collection
NMDS / DSS
Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) NMDS 2006-09
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Public hospital peer group
Data Source
National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2008-09
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2007) NNNNN
Data Source
National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2008-09
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Used for disaggregation by remoteness and SEIFA IRSD
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2008-09
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Comments:Help on this term

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

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termMedian
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termTime (e.g. days, hours)
Format:Help on this termN[NN]

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termAccessibility

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceNational Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare



Data SourceNational Elective Surgery Waiting Times Data Collection
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement
Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Further data development / collection required:Help on this termSpecification: Long-term

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

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

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