Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2014, Number of patients on elective surgery waiting lists waiting longer than 365 days, 2014
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Number of patients on elective surgery waiting lists waiting longer than 365 days|
|Registration status:||Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 09/12/2016|
This indicator measures the number of elective surgery patients, inclusive of all three clinical priority categories that are waiting ready for care, that have waited longer than 365.
|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.
Waiting time is as defined in Waiting time at a census date. It is calculated by subtracting the Listing date for care from the Census date, minus any days when the patient was 'not ready for care', and also minus any days the patient was waiting with a less urgent clinical urgency category than their clinical urgency category at the census date.
Indicator procedures as defined in the Tasmanian wait list procedure code (TWLPC) set and specify which procedures are included in the calculation of this indicator in accordance with national definitions.
The indicator is calculated separately for each of the three urgency categories and presented as an average (days).
See Tasmanian wait list procedure code (TWLPC) for a list of indicator procedures.
The definitions applied are consistent with the national definitions used for reporting against the National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services.
|Computation:||Waiting time (at census date) [TotalWaitingDays] > 365 days.|
Number of patients on elective surgery waiting lists that are ready for care who have waited longer than 365 days.
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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 patints on elective surgery waiting lists waiting longer than 365 days, 2013 Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016