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Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) NMDS 2012-13

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term472497
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 02/05/2013
DSS type:Help on this termNational Minimum Data Set (NMDS)
Scope:Help on this term

The scope of this national minimum data set is patients removed from waiting lists for elective surgery (as defined in Elective care waiting list episode—elective care type, code N) which are managed by public acute hospitals. This will include private patients treated in public hospitals, and may include public patients treated in private hospitals.
Hospitals may also collect information for other care (as defined in Elective care waiting list episode—elective care type, code N), but this is not part of the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) for elective surgery waiting times.

Patients removed from waiting lists managed by hospitals operated by the Australian Defence Force, corrections authorities and Australia's external territories are not currently included.

Removals data:

Data are collected for patients who have been removed from an elective surgery waiting list (for admission or another reason). Patients who were 'ready for care' and patients who were 'not ready for care' at the time of removal are included.

Collection and usage attributes

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Patients removed from waiting lists (for admission or other reason) during each financial year.

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Elective care waiting list episode—category reassignment date, DDMMYYYY is not required for reporting to the NMDS, but is necessary for the derivation of Elective surgery waiting list episode—waiting time (at removal), total days N[NNN]. Elective care waiting list episode—elective care type, code N is not required for reporting to the NMDS, but is necessary for determining whether patients are in scope for the NMDS. These data elements should be collected at the local level and reported to state and territory health authorities as required.

National reporting arrangements

State and territory health authorities provide the data to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for national collation, on an annual basis.

Periods for which data are collected and nationally collated

Financial years ending 30 June each year for removals data.
Implementation start date:Help on this term01/07/2012
Implementation end date:Help on this term30/06/2013
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There are two different types of data collected for this national minimum data set (census data and removals data) and the scope and list of data elements associated with each is different.

For the purposes of this NMDS, public hospitals include hospitals which are set up to provide services for public patients (as public hospitals do), but which are managed privately.

The inclusion of public patients removed from elective surgery waiting lists managed by private hospitals will be investigated in the future.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Department of Health and Ageing

Relational attributes

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See also Elective care waiting list episode—elective care type, code N Health, Superseded 02/05/2013

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

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

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

See also National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services: National Elective Surgery Target (Part 1) Health, Standard 21/11/2013

See also National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services: National Elective Surgery Target (Part 2) Health, Standard 21/11/2013

Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20b-Waiting times for elective surgery: proportion seen on time, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016

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-Elective care waiting list episode—listing date for care, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Elective surgery waiting list episode—clinical urgency, code NMandatory1
-Elective surgery waiting list episode—indicator procedure, code NNMandatory1
-Elective surgery waiting list episode—overdue patient status, code NConditional1
-Elective surgery waiting list episode—reason for removal from a waiting list, code NMandatory1
-Elective surgery waiting list episode—surgical specialty (of scheduled doctor), code NNMandatory1
-Elective surgery waiting list episode—waiting list removal date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Elective surgery waiting list episode—waiting time (at removal), total days N[NNN]Mandatory1
-Establishment—organisation identifier (Australian), NNX[X]NNNNNMandatory1
-Person—Indigenous status, code NMandatory1
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