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National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services: National Elective Surgery Target (Part 1)

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Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termNational Elective Surgery Target (NEST) Part 1
METeOR identifier:Help on this term489650
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 21/11/2013
Description:Help on this termThe percentage of patients removed from elective surgery waiting lists who received surgery within the clinically recommended time, by urgency category.
Indicator set:Help on this termPerformance Indicators for the National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services Health, Standard 21/11/2013

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

Elective surgery is as defined in the Elective surgery waiting times (removals and census) NMDSs.

Waiting time is as defined in Waiting time at removal from elective surgery waiting list. Calculated by jurisdictions 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.

Waiting times are calculated for patients whose reason for removal was:

  1. Admitted as elective patient for awaited procedure by or on behalf of this hospital or the state/territory
  2. Admitted as emergency patient for awaited procedure by or on behalf of this hospital or the state/territory

For the purposes of Part 1 indicator reporting, patients are reported as the final urgency category they were when treated. When a patient’s urgency category changes, existing NMDS business rules will apply.

Analysis by state and territory is based on location of service.

Presented as a percentage.
Computation:Help on this term100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Numerator:Help on this term

Number of patients removed from elective surgery waiting lists who received surgery within the clinically recommended time.

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetElective surgery waiting list episode—waiting time (at removal), total days N[NNN]
Data Source
National Elective Surgery Target data
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 Target data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Denominator:Help on this termNumber of patients removed from elective surgery waiting lists who received surgery.
Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetElective surgery waiting list episode—reason for removal from a waiting list, code N
Data Source
National Elective Surgery Target data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Disaggregation:Help on this termBy state/territory
Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetEstablishment—organisation identifier (Australian), NNX[X]NNNNN
Data Source
National Elective Surgery Target data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Comments:Help on this term

The scope of the indicator is all hospitals providing data under Schedule A of the National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services (NPA IPHS).

Performance by states and territories for the purposes of the NPA IPHS will be measured against the schedule of improvement agreed in Tables A5-A7 of Schedule A.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termPercentage
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson
Format:Help on this termN[NN]

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceNational Elective Surgery Target data
Frequency
Quarterly
Data custodian
Department of Health and Ageing; Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this termNational Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services
Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare; Department of Health and Ageing

Source and reference attributes

Reference documents:Help on this term

Standing Council on Federal Financial Relations. National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services. Standing Council on Federal Financial Relations, Canberra. Viewed 15 February 2013,

http://www.federalfinancialrelations.gov.au/content/npa/
health_reform/national-workforce-reform/national_partnership.pdf

Relational attributes

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See also Elective surgery waiting times (census data) NMDS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 02/05/2013

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

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

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

See also Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) NMDS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 02/05/2013

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

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

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

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

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