Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Average overdue wait days|
|Registration status:||Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016|
This KPI measures the average number of overdue days waiting of patients who have waited beyond the clinically recommended time.
A reduction in the Average Overdue Wait days indicates that longer waiting patients are being removed from the waiting list.
|Indicator set:||Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2015 Tasmanian Health, Archived 12/12/2016|
|Outcome area:||Elective surgery access Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 07/12/2016|
Collection and usage attributes
Determine the patients that are over boundary based on their category. Subtract the number of days they are over boundary from the recommended completion period (i.e.: a Category 1 patient who has been waiting 45 days will have 30 days removed from their total, leaving 15 days as the portion of their wait days overdue). Then sum all of these overdue amounts together to form a total of overdue days.
Divide the total sum of overdue (over boundary) days by the total count of overdue patients to determine the Average overdue days.
Numerator ÷ Denominator
Calculated a result for each region.
Total sum of overdue portion of a patients wait days on the Elective Surgery Waiting List. Where a patient has waited longer than the recommended period of time for their Elective Surgery Urgency Category, subtract the recommended number of days from the total days waiting.
|Numerator data elements:|
Total number of overdue patients
|Denominator data elements:|
Specified disaggregation: Hospital and urgency category.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
|Representation class:||Mean (average)|
|Data type:||Point in time|
|Unit of measure:||Time (e.g. days, hours)|
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Has been superseded by Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016, ACC7 - Elective Surgery - Average overdue wait days for all patients currently ready for care on the Elective Surgery Waiting List, 2016 Tasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019