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National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Number of elective surgeries 2014

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termProgress measure
Short name:Help on this termNumber of elective surgeries 2014
METeOR identifier:Help on this term558288
Registration status:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Description:Help on this termThe number of admissions for elective surgery for patients who were removed from an elective surgery waiting list.
Indicator set:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority: Hospital performance: 2011-16 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this termThe number of admissions for elective surgery for patients who were removed from an elective surgery waiting list.
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Number of surgeries are reported for patients whose reason for removal was:

  • For surgical specialty and indicator procedures:

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

  • For urgency categories:

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

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

For the purposes of reporting by urgency category, patients are reported as the final urgency category they were when treated.

Exclusions

The calculation of waiting time excludes:

  1. All days the patient was waiting with a less urgent elective surgery urgency category than their urgency category when removed from the list. When a patient's urgency category changes, existing NMDS business rules will apply
  2. All patients who:
    • Were transferred to another hospital’s elective surgery waiting list
    • Were treated elsewhere but not on behalf of the hospital
    • Were not contactable for booking the surgery or at booked time of surgery
    • Died prior to receiving their surgery
    • Declined surgery.

Data suppression

Counts of fewer than five surgeries are not reported to protect patient's privacy.

For annual counts, where data from one or more urgency categories or quarters are suppressed, the annual total is reported less the suppressed value. In addition, if an urgency category is suppressed, it is removed from the relevant quarterly total.

 

For clinical urgency categories annual data are sourced from National Elective Surgery Waiting Time Data Collection and quarterly data from National Elective Surgery Target  Data Collection.

For surgical specialty and indicator procedures annual data are sourced from National Elective Surgery Waiting Time Data Collection

Numerator:Help on this termNumber of patients removed from elective surgery waiting lists who received surgery.
Numerator 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 Waiting Times Data Collection
NMDS / DSS
Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) NMDS 2012-13
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 2012-13
Disaggregation:Help on this term

Hospital, elective surgery clinical urgency category, selected surgical specialities, and indicator procedures.

Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
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 2012-13
Data Element / Data SetElective surgery waiting list episode—clinical urgency, code N
Data Source
National Elective Surgery Waiting Times Data Collection
NMDS / DSS
Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) NMDS 2012-13

Representational attributes

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

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termPAF-Effectiveness of access

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceNational Elective Surgery Waiting Times Data Collection
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this termNational Health Performance Agreement - Performance and Accountability Framework
Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health Welfare
Other issues caveats:Help on this term

There are inconsistencies in application of urgency categories between and within states and territories which impact on the comparability of results.

Release date:Help on this term28/05/2013

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority 
Origin:Help on this termHospital Performance
Reference documents:Help on this termNational Health Performance Agreement - Performance and Accountability Framework

Relational attributes

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Supersedes National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Number of elective surgeries 2012-13 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Superseded 28/05/2014

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