Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2012, KPI24-Average overdue wait time (in days) for those who have waited beyond the elective surgery recommended time, 2012
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Average overdue wait time for those who have waited beyond the elective surgery recommended time (days)|
|Registration status:||Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016|
This indicator measures the average number of days that elective surgery patients are waiting in each clinical priority category that has exceeded the recommended waiting time for each clinical priority category.
|Indicator set:||Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2012 Tasmanian Health, Archived 12/12/2016|
|Outcome area:||Elective surgery access Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 07/12/2016|
Collection and usage attributes
The definitions applied are consistent with the national definitions used for reporting against the National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services. The average overdue wait time (in days) is calculated by adding the total number of overdue days in each urgency category that have exceeded the recommended number of days and dividing this by the total number of overdue patients in each urgency category.
For example: An urgency category 1 patient has waited for 40 days. As the recommended waiting time for category 1 patients is 30 days, the number of overdue days used to calculate this indicator is 10 days.
Indicator procedures as defined in the Tasmanian wait list procedure code (TWLPC) set and specify which procedures are included in the calculation of this indicator in accordance with national definitions.
The indicator is calculated separately for each of the three urgency categories and presented as an average (days).
Numerator ÷ Denominator
Calculated separately for each urgency category
|Numerator:||Total number of overdue days in each urgency category|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Total number of overdue patients in each urgency category|
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|Disaggregation:||Specified disaggregation: Hospital.|
|Disaggregation data elements:|
|Representation class:||Mean (average)|
|Data type:||Point in time|
|Unit of measure:||Time (e.g. days, hours)|