Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Progress measure|
|Short name:||PI 20a-Waiting times for elective surgery: waiting times in days, 2015|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 08/07/2016|
|Description:||Median and 90th percentile waiting times for elective surgery in public hospitals, including by indicator procedure.|
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2015) Health, Superseded 08/07/2016|
|Outcome area:||Hospital and Related Care Health, Standard 07/07/2010|
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20a-Waiting times for elective surgery: waiting time in days, 2015 QS Health, Superseded 08/07/2016|
Collection and usage attributes
Elective surgery as defined in the National Elective Surgery Waiting Times Data Collection.
Indicator procedure as defined in Elective surgery waiting list episode—indicator procedure, code NN.
Waiting time as defined in Elective surgery waiting list episode—waiting time (at removal), total days N[NNN]. 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:
Analysis by state and territory based on location of service.
Analysis by remoteness and Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of person.
Presented as number of days.
Number of days waited at 50th and 90th percentile.
Calculated overall and for each indicator procedure.
|Numerator data elements:|
2013–14—State and territory, by indicator procedure (and total) by:
2012–13 (revised for peer groups and linkage to the National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD))—State and territory, by indicator procedure (and total):
2012–13 (revised for peer groups and linkage to the NHMD)—State and territory, by:
2012–13 (revised for peer groups and linkage to the NHMD)—Nationally, by:
Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2015 National Healthcare Agreement (NHA) performance reporting: 2012–13.
Indicator procedures are a subset of all procedures, e.g. in 2007–08, approximately 65% of removals did not fall into one of the defined indicator procedures.
For 2011-12 data, the 2011 SEIFA IRSD quintile and decile data were produced using the Australian Standard Geography Classification geographical unit of Statistical Local Area. For 2012–13 data, the 2011 SEIFA IRSD quintile and decile data will be produced using the Australian Statistical Geography Standard geographical unit of Statistical Area 2.
The scope of the National Elective Surgery Waiting Times Data Collection is patients removed from waiting lists for elective surgery which are managed by public acute hospitals.
|Unit of measure:||Time (e.g. days, hours)|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Accessibility|
Data source attributes
|Reporting requirements:||National Healthcare Agreement|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Further data development / collection required:||Specification: Final, the measure meets the intention of the indicator.|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20a-Waiting times for elective surgery: waiting times in days, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20a–Waiting times for elective surgery: waiting times in days, 2016 Health, Superseded 31/01/2017
See also 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, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016