Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2014, Number of over boundary, urgency category 1 patients on the elective surgery waiting list, 2014
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Over boundary urgency category 1 elective surgery patients on the waiting list|
|Registration status:||Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016|
This indicator reports the number of urgency category 1 patients, ready for care, who are waiting for a elective surgery longer than the recommended number of waiting days for that urgency category (30 Days).
|Indicator set:||Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2014 Tasmanian Health, Archived 12/12/2016|
|Outcome area:||Elective surgery access Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 07/12/2016|
Collection and usage attributes
A patient may be 'ready for care' or 'not ready for care'. Ready for care patients are those who are prepared to be admitted to hospital or to begin the process leading directly to admission. Not ready for care patients are those who are not in a position to be admitted to hospital. These patients are either:
Staged and deferred patients should not be confused with patients whose operation is postponed for reasons other than their own unavailability, for example; surgeon unavailable, operating theatre time unavailable owing to emergency workload. These patients are still 'ready for care'.
Patients who are not ready for care should be excluded from calculation.
The recommended wait time before treatment, in days, for urgency category 1 patients is 30 days or less (i.e. <= 30 days).
See Tasmanian wait list procedure code (TWLPC) for a list of indicator procedures.
Total number of urgency category 1 patients on elective surgery waiting lists that are ready for care who have waited longer than the recommended waiting time.
The recommended waiting time for urgency category 1 is within 30 days (i.e. <= 30 days).
Urgency category 1 patients who have waited 31 days or longer are considered over boundary.
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|Disaggregation:||Specified disaggregation: Hospital.|
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|Data type:||Point in time|
|Unit of measure:||Person|
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Supersedes Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2013, KPI??-Number of over boundary, urgency category 1 patients on the elective surgery waiting list, 2013 Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016