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National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery, 2014

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termProgress measure
Short name:Help on this termPatients who waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery.
METeOR identifier:Help on this term558296
Registration status:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Description:Help on this termThe percentage of patients who received their elective surgery and waited longer than one year (365 days) for their surgery.
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 term

The percentage of patients who received their elective surgery and waited longer than one year (365 days) for their surgery.

Waiting times are calculated 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.

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

Results are not shown if the number of surgeries is fewer than 10.

 

Data are sourced from National Elective Surgery Waiting Time Data Collection

Computation:Help on this term

100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Numerator:Help on this termNumber of patients who received their elective surgery at the hospital and waited longer than one year (365 days) for their surgery.  
Numerator data elements:Help on this term
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
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 2012-13
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
Denominator:Help on this termNumber of patients who received their elective surgery at the hospital in the period
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 Waiting Times Data Collection
NMDS / DSS
Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) NMDS 2013-15
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 termSelected surgical specialties and indicator procedures
Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetElective surgery waiting list episode—surgical specialty (of scheduled doctor), code NN
Data Source
National Elective Surgery Waiting Times Data Collection
NMDS / DSS
Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) NMDS 2012-13
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
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

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][.N]

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 Authority, Performance and Accountability Framework
Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health Welfare
Other issues caveats:Help on this term

Waiting time is calculated by states and territories by subtracting the listing date for care from the removal date, minus any days the patient was not ready for care and/or waiting with a less urgent clinical urgency category than their clinical urgency category at removal.

Release date:Help on this term01/05/2014

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 Authority - Performance and Accountability Framework

Relational attributes

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Supersedes National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Patients who waited more than 365 days for elective surgery 2011-12 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Superseded 28/05/2014

Has been superseded by National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery, 2015 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

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