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Clinical urgency

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Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
METeOR identifier:Help on this term532053
Registration status:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Definition:Help on this termA clinical assessment of the urgency with which a patient requires elective hospital care.
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Elective surgery:

Categorisation of waiting list patients by clinical urgency assists hospital management and clinicians in the prioritisation of their workloads. It gives health consumers a reasonable estimate of the maximum time they should expect to wait for care. Clinical urgency classification allows a meaningful measure of system performance to be calculated, namely the number or proportion of patients who wait for times in excess of the maximum desirable time limit for their urgency category (metadata item the overdue patient status).

Relational attributes

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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Hospital Performance: Median waiting time for elective surgery 2011-12 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Superseded 28/05/2014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Authority, Hospital Performance: Number of elective surgeries 2011-12 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Superseded 25/07/2013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Authority, Hospital Performance: Number of elective surgeries 2012-13 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Superseded 28/05/2014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: 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: 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

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