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Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) NMDS 2016-17

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term613685
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 29/06/2016
DSS type:Help on this termNational Minimum Data Set (NMDS)
Scope:Help on this term

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.

Removals data:

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 surgery' and patients who were 'not ready for surgery' at the time of removal are included, as defined in the Elective surgery waiting list episode—patient listing status, readiness for surgery code N data element.

Collection and usage attributes

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Patients removed from waiting lists (for admission or other reason) during each financial year.

Collection methods:Help on this term

Elective care waiting list episode—category reassignment date, DDMMYYYY and Elective surgery waiting list episode—patient listing status, readiness for surgery code N are not required for reporting to the NMDS, but are 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:Help on this term01/07/2016
Comments:Help on this term

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 items

Glossary terms that are relevant to this NMDS are included here:

Clinical review

Elective surgery

Emergency surgery

Other surgery

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee

Relational attributes

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See also Elective care waiting list episode—category reassignment date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 19/11/2015, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 02/12/2016, ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

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 list episode—patient listing status, readiness for surgery code N Health, Standard 19/11/2015, ACT Health, Final 03/08/2018

See also Elective surgery waiting times (census data) NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 29/06/2016

Supersedes Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 19/11/2015

Has been superseded by Elective surgery waiting times NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016

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

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-Elective care waiting list episode—listing date for care, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Elective surgery waiting list episode—clinical urgency, code NMandatory1
-Elective surgery waiting list episode—intended procedure, code NNNMandatory1
-Elective surgery waiting list episode—overdue patient status, code NConditional1
-Elective surgery waiting list episode—reason for removal from a waiting list, code NMandatory1
-Elective surgery waiting list episode—surgical specialty (of scheduled doctor), code NNMandatory1
-Elective surgery waiting list episode—waiting list removal date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Elective surgery waiting list episode—waiting time (at removal), total days N[NNN]Mandatory1
-Establishment—organisation identifier (Australian), NNX[X]NNNNNMandatory1
-Person—Indigenous status, code NMandatory1
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