National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20b–Waiting times for elective surgery: proportion seen on time, 2016
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Progress measure|
|Short name:||PI 20b–Waiting times for elective surgery: proportion seen on time, 2016|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 04/08/2016|
The percentage of patients removed from elective surgery waiting lists who received surgery within the clinically recommended time, by urgency category.
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2016) Health, Superseded 31/01/2017|
|Outcome area:||Hospital and Related Care Health, Standard 07/07/2010|
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Collection and usage attributes
Elective surgery as defined in the Elective Surgery Waiting Times (removals and census) National Minimum Data Sets (NMDSs).
Waiting time is as defined in Waiting time at removal from elective surgery waiting list. 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:
For the purposes of reporting, patients are reported as the final urgency category they were when treated. When a patient's urgency category changes, existing NMDS business rules will apply.
Analysis by state and territory based on location of service.
Presented as a percentage.
100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Number of patients removed from elective surgery waiting lists who received surgery within the clinically recommended time.
|Numerator data elements:|
Number of patients who received elective surgery.
State and territory
|Disaggregation data elements:|
NO DATA FOR 2016 REPORTING.
The scope of the indicator is all hospitals reporting to the National Elective Surgery Waiting Times Data Collection, which is patients removed from waiting lists for elective surgery which are managed by public acute hospitals.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Accessibility|
Data source attributes
National Healthcare Agreement
|Organisation responsible for providing data:|
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Further data development / collection required:|
Specification: Minor work required, the measure needs minor work to meet the intention of the indicator.
Urgency category and 'not ready for care' definitions are currently being reviewed for Standing Council on Health (SCoH) by the AIHW and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).
|Related metadata references:|
See also Elective surgery waiting list episode—indicator procedure, code NN Health, Superseded 02/05/2013, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
See also Elective surgery waiting list episode—waiting time (at removal), total days N[NNN] Health, Superseded 19/11/2015, Tasmanian Health, Draft 24/03/2014, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20a–Waiting times for elective surgery: waiting times in days, 2016 Health, Superseded 31/01/2017
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20b-Waiting times for elective surgery: proportion seen on time, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20b–Waiting times for elective surgery: proportion seen on time, 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 32–Patient satisfaction/experience, 2016 Health, Superseded 31/01/2017