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Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016, ACC12 - Elective Surgery - Number of Category 2 patients who are treated in turn, 2016

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termTreat in Turn Rates Cat 2
METeOR identifier:Help on this term645290
Registration status:Help on this termTasmanian Health, Endorsed 09/12/2016
Description:Help on this term

This KPI is expressed as a percentage. The ‘Treat in Turn’ report reports on activity over a rolling 12 month period, updated on a quarterly basis.

Rationale:Help on this term

A higher percentage indicates more of the longer waiting patients are being treated from the back of the list.

Indicator set:Help on this termService Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 12/12/2016
Outcome area:Help on this termElective surgery access Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 07/12/2016

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

Determine the percentage of patients that are treated in turn by counting the numbers of patient with wait time longer than the lower surgical priority recommended time and dividing this by the count of all patients who were removed from the waiting list for a completed procedure. Divide the total sum of overdue (over boundary) days by the total count of overdue patients for the last 12 months to determine the Average overdue days.

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Numerator ÷ Denominator

Calculated a result for each region.

Numerator:Help on this term

Count of the number of Category 2 patients who are admitted for surgery and who are treated within 90 days, but not before 31 days, from the time they are added to the wait list. A count of all patients with a completed procedure for Elective Surgery between the longest recommended wait time for their current priority and the longest (+1) of the next highest priority.

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetElective surgery waiting list episode—intended procedure, waiting list procedure (Tasmanian TWLPC) code NN[N]
Guide for use

Select All records from DimTWLPCExtraDetail where this field contains a value of 0 – indicating the procedure is a surgical one and within reporting range. This table will need to link to WaitingListHistory.PPPCode via the DimCode table.


Data Element / Data SetPerson—person identifier, identifier (Tasmanian) N(9)
Data Element / Data SetEstablishment—organisation identifier, (Tasmanian) identifier NNNN
Data Element / Data SetHospital census (of elective surgery waitlist patients)—census date, DDMMYYYY
Guide for use

Select All records from FactWaitingList where this field contains a date value within the reporting range and where the [ArchiveFlag] is set to 0.


Data Element / Data SetElective care waiting list episode—clinical urgency, code X[AXAA]
Guide for use

Select All records from FactWaitingList where this field contains a value of 2 – indicating the patient is assigned a valid priority.


Data Element / Data SetElective surgery waiting list episode—waiting time (at a census date), total days N[NNN]
Guide for use

Select All records from WaitingListHistory where this field contains a value between the highest recommended time for the given priority and 1 day higher than the next highest priority. For example: We would include a Category 2 patient where the TotalWaitingDays was between 31 and 90 days.


Data Element / Data SetEstablishment—region identifier, code (Tasmanian) N
Denominator:Help on this term

Total number of patients treated.

Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetElective care waiting list episode—clinical urgency, code X[AXAA]
Guide for use

Select All records from FactWaitingList where this field contains a value of 2 – indicating the patient is assigned a valid priority.


Data Element / Data SetEstablishment—organisation identifier, (Tasmanian) identifier NNNN
Data Element / Data SetHospital census (of elective surgery waitlist patients)—census date, DDMMYYYY
Guide for use

Select All records from FactWaitingList where this field contains a date value within the reporting range and where the [ArchiveFlag] is set to 0.


Data Element / Data SetElective surgery waiting list episode—intended procedure, waiting list procedure (Tasmanian TWLPC) code NN[N]
Guide for use

Select All records from DimTWLPCExtraDetail where this field contains a value of 0 – indicating the procedure is a surgical one and within reporting range. This table will need to link to WaitingListHistory.PPPCode via the DimCode table.


Data Element / Data SetEstablishment—region identifier, code (Tasmanian) N
Disaggregation:Help on this term

Specified disaggregation: Region and hospital.

Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetEstablishment—organisation identifier, (Tasmanian) identifier NNNN
Data Element / Data SetEstablishment—region identifier, code (Tasmanian) N

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termPercentage
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson
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NN[N]

Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this term
  • 2016-17 Service Agreement

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2015, AES7 - Elective Surgery - Number of Category 2 patients who are treated in turn, 2015 Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016

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