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Elective surgery waiting list episode—reason for removal from a waiting list, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termReason for removal from elective surgery waiting list
METeOR identifier:Help on this term471735
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 25/01/2018
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Definition:Help on this termThe reason why a patient is removed from the elective surgery waiting list, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Elective surgery waiting list episode—reason for removal from a waiting list

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Admitted as an elective patient for awaited procedure by or on behalf of this hospital or the state/territory
2Admitted as an emergency patient for awaited procedure by or on behalf of this hospital or the state/territory
3Could not be contacted (includes patients who have died while waiting, whether or not the cause of death was related to the condition requiring treatment)
4Treated elsewhere for awaited procedure, but not on behalf of this hospital or the state/territory
5Surgery not required or declined
6Transferred to another hospital's waiting list
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not known

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 1   Admitted as an elective patient for awaited procedure by or on behalf of this hospital or the state/territory

Patients undergoing the awaited procedure whilst admitted for another reason are to be coded this code.

CODE 2   Admitted as an emergency patient for awaited procedure by or on behalf of this hospital or the state/territory

This code identifies patients who were admitted ahead of their normal position in the queue because the condition requiring treatment deteriorated whilst waiting. Admission as an emergency patient could also be due to other causes such as inappropriate urgency rating, delays in the system, or unpredicted biological variation.

CODE 3   Could not be contacted (includes patients who have died while waiting, whether or not the cause of death was related to the condition requiring treatment)

CODE 4   Treated elsewhere for awaited procedure, but not on behalf of this hospital or the state/territory

This code would be used where surgery was undertaken other than by or on behalf of this hospital or the state/territory; for example, the patient has accessed surgery as a private patient in a private hospital.

CODE 5   Surgery not required or declined

These codes provide an indication of the amount of clerical audit of the waiting lists. Code 4 gives an indication of patients treated other than as a patient of the hospital's waiting list. The awaited procedure may have been performed as an emergency or as an elective procedure.

CODE 6   Transferred to another hospital's waiting list

This code identifies patients who were transferred from one hospital's elective surgery waiting list to that of another hospital. The waiting time on the waiting lists at the initial hospital and subsequent hospitals should be combined for national reporting.

CODE 9   Not known

This code identifies patients removed from the waiting list for reasons unknown.

Data element attributes

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Hospital Access Program Waiting Lists Working Group

Waiting Times Working Group

Origin:Help on this termNational Health Data Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Elective surgery waiting list episode—reason for removal from a waiting list, code N Health, Standard 25/01/2018, ACT Health, Final 03/08/2018

Supersedes Elective surgery waiting list episode—reason for removal from a waiting list, code N Health, Superseded 13/12/2011

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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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 2012-13 Health, Superseded 02/05/2013

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Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) NMDS 2013-15 Health, Superseded 12/06/2015

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Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 19/11/2015

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Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 29/06/2016

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Elective surgery waiting times cluster Health, Superseded 11/04/2014

Elective surgery waiting times cluster Health, Superseded 19/11/2015

Elective surgery waiting times cluster Health, Superseded 05/10/2016

Elective surgery waiting times cluster Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

Elective surgery waiting times NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Elective surgery waiting times NMDS 2017-18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

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Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Median waiting time for elective surgery 2011-12 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Superseded 28/05/2014
National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Median waiting time for elective surgery 2012-13 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Median waiting time for elective surgery, 2014 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Median waiting time for elective surgery, 2015 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Median waiting time for surgery for malignant cancer, 2011-12 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Superseded 02/10/2014
National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Median waiting time for surgery for malignant cancer, 2012-13 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Number of elective surgeries 2011-12 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Superseded 25/07/2013
National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Number of elective surgeries 2012-13 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Superseded 28/05/2014
National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Number of elective surgeries 2014 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Number of surgeries for malignant cancer, 2011-12 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Superseded 02/10/2014
National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Number of surgeries for malignant cancer, 2012-13 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
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
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
National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Patients who waited more than 365 days for elective surgery 2011-12 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Superseded 28/05/2014
National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Patients who waited more than 365 days for elective surgery 2012-13 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Percentage of patients who received their surgery within clinically recommended times, 2014 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Percentage of patients who received their surgery within clinically recommended times, 2015 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery, 2014 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery, 2015 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Percentage of people who received surgery for malignant cancer within 30 days, 2011-12 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Superseded 02/10/2014
National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Percentage of people who received surgery for malignant cancer within 30 days, 2012-13 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Percentage of people who received surgery for malignant cancer within 45 days, 2011-12 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Superseded 02/10/2014
National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Percentage of people who received surgery for malignant cancer within 45 days, 2012-13 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Percentage of people who waited longer than the clinical urgency category time for surgery for malignant cancer, 2011-12 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20a–Waiting times for elective surgery: waiting times in days, 2016 Health, Superseded 31/01/2017
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20a–Waiting times for elective surgery: waiting times in days, 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20a–Waiting times for elective surgery: waiting times in days, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20a–Waiting times for elective surgery: waiting times in days, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20b-Waiting times for elective surgery: proportion seen on time, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20b–Waiting times for elective surgery: proportion seen on time, 2016 Health, Superseded 04/08/2016
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20b–Waiting times for elective surgery: proportion seen on time, 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20b–Waiting times for elective surgery: proportion seen on time, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20b–Waiting times for elective surgery: proportion seen on time, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019
National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services: National Elective Surgery Target (Part 1) Health, Standard 21/11/2013
Used as denominator
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
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
National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Patients who waited more than 365 days for elective surgery 2011-12 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Superseded 28/05/2014
National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Patients who waited more than 365 days for elective surgery 2012-13 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Percentage of patients who received their surgery within clinically recommended times, 2014 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Percentage of patients who received their surgery within clinically recommended times, 2015 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery, 2014 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery, 2015 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Percentage of people who received surgery for malignant cancer within 30 days, 2011-12 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Superseded 02/10/2014
National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Percentage of people who received surgery for malignant cancer within 30 days, 2012-13 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Percentage of people who received surgery for malignant cancer within 45 days, 2011-12 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Superseded 02/10/2014
National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Percentage of people who received surgery for malignant cancer within 45 days, 2012-13 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Percentage of people who waited longer than the clinical urgency category time for surgery for malignant cancer, 2011-12 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services: National Elective Surgery Target (Part 1) Health, Standard 21/11/2013
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