National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20b-Waiting times for elective surgery: proportion seen on time, 2014

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Indicator
Indicator type:Progress measure
Short name:PI 20b-Waiting times for elective surgery: proportion seen on time, 2014
METeOR identifier:517642
Registration status:Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
Description:

The percentage of patients removed from elective surgery waiting lists who received surgery within the clinically recommended time, by urgency category.

Indicator set:National Healthcare Agreement (2014) Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
Outcome area:Hospital and Related Care Health, Standard 07/07/2010
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:

Elective surgery as defined in the Elective Surgery Waiting Times (removals and census) National Minimum Data Sets (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 the patient was waiting with a less urgent clinical urgency category than their clinical urgency category at removal, and excluding days where the patient was not ready for care.

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

  1. Admitted as an 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 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 based on location of service.

Presented as a percentage.

Computation:

100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Numerator:Number of patients removed from elective surgery waiting lists who received surgery within the clinically recommended time.
Numerator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetEstablishment—Australian state/territory identifier, code N
Data Source
National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2011-12
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 2009-12
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 2009-12
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 2009-12
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 2009-12
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Denominator:Number of patients who received elective surgery.
Disaggregation:

State and territory

Disaggregation data elements:
Data Element / Data SetEstablishment—organisation identifier (Australian), NNX[X]NNNNN
Data Source
National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2011-12
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 2009-12
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Public hospital peer group
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2011) NNNNN
Data Source
National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2011-12
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 2011-12
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Comments:

NO DATA FOR 2014 REPORTING.

The scope of the indicator is all hospitals reporting to the National Elective Surgery Waiting Times Data Collection, which is patients removed from waiting lists for elective surgery which are managed by public acute hospitals.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Percentage
Data type:Real
Unit of measure:Person

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Accessibility

Data source attributes

Data sources:
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:National Healthcare Agreement
Organisation responsible for providing data:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Further data development / collection required:

Specification: Minor work required, the measure needs minor work to meet the intention of the indicator.

Urgency category and 'not ready for care' definitions are currently being reviewed for Standing Council on Health (SCoH) by the AIHW and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also Elective surgery waiting list episode—indicator procedure, code NN Health, Superseded 13/12/2011

See also Elective surgery waiting list episode—waiting time (at removal), total days N[NNN] Health, Superseded 13/12/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20a-Waiting times for elective surgery: waiting times in days, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015

Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20b-Waiting times for elective surgery: proportion seen on time, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20b-Waiting times for elective surgery: proportion seen on time, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 32-Patient satisfaction/experience, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015