Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) NMDS 2015-16
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 19/11/2015|
|DSS type:||National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)|
The scope of this national minimum data set (NMDS) is patients removed from waiting lists for elective surgery (as defined in Elective care waiting list episode—elective care type, code N) which are managed by public acute hospitals. This will include private patients treated in public hospitals, and may include public patients treated in private hospitals.
Hospitals may also collect information for other care (as defined in the 'waiting list category' data element), but this is not part of the NMDSs for Elective surgery waiting times (census data) and Elective surgery waiting times (removals data).
Patients removed from waiting lists managed by hospitals operated by the Australian Defence Force, corrections authorities and Australia's external territories are not currently included.
Data are collected for patients who have been removed from an elective surgery waiting list (for admission or another reason). Patients who were 'ready for care' and patients who were 'not ready for care' at the time of removal are included, as defined in the Elective surgery waiting list episode—patient listing status, readiness for care code N data element.
Collection and usage attributes
Patients removed from waiting lists (for admission or other reason) during each financial year.
Elective care waiting list episode—category reassignment date, DDMMYYYY is not required for reporting to the NMDS, but is necessary for the derivation of Elective surgery waiting list episode—waiting time (at removal), total days N[NNN].
Elective care waiting list episode—elective care type, code N is not required for reporting to the NMDS, but is necessary for determining whether patients are in scope for the NMDS. These data elements should be collected at the local level and reported to state and territory health authorities as required.
National reporting arrangements
State and territory health authorities provide the data to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for national collation, on an annual basis.
Periods for which data are collected and nationally collated
Financial years ending 30 June each year for removals data.
|Implementation start date:||01/07/2015|
|Implementation end date:||01/06/2016|
There are two different types of data collected for this NMDS (census data and removals data) and the scope and list of data elements associated with each is different.
For the purposes of this NMDS, public hospitals include hospitals which are set up to provide services for public patients (as public hospitals do), but which are managed privately.
The inclusion of public patients removed from elective surgery waiting lists managed by private hospitals will be investigated in the future.
Glossary terms that are relevant to this National minimum data set are included here.
Source and reference attributes
National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee
|Related metadata references:|
See also Elective care waiting list episode—category reassignment date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 19/11/2015
See also Elective care waiting list episode—elective care type, code N Health, Standard 12/06/2015, ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018
See also Elective surgery waiting times (census data) NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 19/11/2015
Supersedes Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) NMDS 2013-15 Health, Superseded 12/06/2015
Has been superseded by Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 29/06/2016
See also National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services: National Elective Surgery Target (Part 1) Health, Standard 21/11/2013
See also National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services: National Elective Surgery Target (Part 2) Health, Standard 21/11/2013