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Elective surgery waiting list episode—clinical urgency

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term598030
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 12/06/2015
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 01/12/2016
ACT Health, Final 19/07/2018
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A clinical assessment of the urgency with which a patient requires elective surgery.

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Elective surgery:

Categorisation of waiting list patients by clinical urgency assists hospital management and clinicians in the prioritisation of their workloads. It gives health consumers a reasonable estimate of the maximum time they should expect to wait for care. Clinical urgency classification allows a meaningful measure of system performance to be calculated, namely the number or proportion of patients who wait for times in excess of the maximum desirable time limit for their urgency category (metadata item the overdue patient status).

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Object class:Elective surgery waiting list episode
Definition:Help on this termThe period between entry to and removal from an elective surgery waiting list.
Specialisation of:Help on this termService episode

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralia Institute of Health and Welfare

Property attributes

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Property:Clinical urgency
Definition:Help on this termA clinical assessment of the urgency with which care, treatment or assistance is required.
Property group:Help on this termService/care urgency

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element concept attributes

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee

Reference documents:Help on this term

AIHW (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) 2013. National definitions for elective surgery urgency categories: proposal for the Standing Council on Health. Cat. no. HSE 138. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 30 July 2015. http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=60129543979

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Supersedes Elective surgery waiting list episode—clinical urgency Health, Superseded 12/06/2015, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:Help on this term

Elective care waiting list episode—clinical urgency, code X[AXAA] Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 01/12/2016

Elective surgery waiting list episode—clinical urgency, code N Health, Standard 12/06/2015
ACT Health, Final 03/08/2018

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