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Emergency surgery

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Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
METeOR identifier:Help on this term534125
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 12/06/2015
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 01/12/2016
ACT Health, Final 19/07/2018
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Emergency surgery is surgery to treat trauma or acute illness subsequent to an emergency presentation. The patient may require immediate surgery or present for surgery at a later time following this unplanned presentation. This includes where the patient leaves hospital and returns for a subsequent admission. Emergency surgery includes unplanned surgery for admitted patients and unplanned surgery for patients already awaiting an elective surgery procedure (for example, in cases of acute deterioration of an existing condition).

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Admitted patient care

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Surgery is defined as procedures listed in the surgical operations section of the Commonwealth Medicare Benefits Schedule.

Surgery is classified as either emergency surgery, elective surgery or other surgery on the basis of a patient's presentation and subsequent care (not by time periods to surgery).

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National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee

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See also Elective surgery Health, Standard 12/06/2015, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 01/12/2016, ACT Health, Final 19/07/2018

See also Other surgery Health, Standard 12/06/2015, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 01/12/2016, ACT Health, Final 19/07/2018

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Elective surgery Health, Standard 12/06/2015
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 01/12/2016
ACT Health, Final 19/07/2018

Elective surgery waiting times (census data) NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 19/11/2015

Elective surgery waiting times (census data) NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 29/06/2016

Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 19/11/2015

Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 29/06/2016

Elective surgery waiting times NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016

Elective surgery waiting times NMDS 2017-18 Health, Standard 05/10/2016

Elective surgery waiting times NMDS 2018-19 Health, Standard 25/01/2018
ACT Health, Final 03/08/2018

Elective surgery waiting times NMDS 2019–20 Health, Standardisation pending 26/11/2018

Episode of admitted patient care—unplanned admission to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) following emergency surgery indicator Health, Standard 04/09/2015

Episode of admitted patient care—unplanned admission to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) following emergency surgery indicator, Yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N Health, Standard 04/09/2015

Other surgery Health, Standard 12/06/2015
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 01/12/2016
ACT Health, Final 19/07/2018

Unplanned admission to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) following emergency surgery indicator Health, Standard 04/09/2015

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