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Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016, ACC8 - Elective Surgery - Maximum waiting days for patients currently ready for care on the Elective Surgery Waiting List, 2016

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termMaximum Wait Time
METeOR identifier:Help on this term645326
Registration status:Help on this termTasmanian Health, Endorsed 08/12/2016
Description:Help on this term

This KPI measures the waiting days of the single longest waiting patient on the Elective Surgery waiting list.

Rationale:Help on this term

A decrease in the Maximum Wait Time indicates that longest waiting patients are being removed from 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

Sort the list of Elective Surgery patients by the number of days they have been waiting and use the largest amount as the Maximum Wait Time.

Computation:Help on this term

Numerator ÷ Denominator Calculated a result for each region. Sort the list of valid patients by Waiting Days from shortest to longest. Take the largest value as the Maximum Wait Time. MAX([TotalWaitingDays] )

Numerator:Help on this term

Maximum Wait Time from the patient wait days on the Elective Surgery Waiting List

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 WaitingListHistory where this field contains a date value within the reporting range and where the [ArcihveFlag] is set to 0.


Data Element / Data SetElective surgery waiting list episode—not ready for care, total days N[NNNN]
Guide for use

Select All records from WaitingListHistory where this field contains a value of 0 – indicating the patient is not suspended.


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

Select All records from WaitingListHistory where this field contains a value of 1, 2 or 3 – 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 greater than the recommended number of days for the given priority.


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

Specified disaggregation: Hospital and region.

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
Format:Help on this term

NN[N]

Accountability attributes

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

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2015, AES3 - Elective Surgery - Maximum waiting days for patients currently ready for care on the Elective Surgery Waiting List, 2015 Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016

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