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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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termAverage overdue wait days
METeOR identifier:Help on this term645330
Registration status:Help on this termTasmanian Health, Endorsed 08/12/2016
Description:Help on this term

This KPI measures the average number of overdue days waiting of patients who have waited beyond the clinically recommended time.

Rationale:Help on this term

A reduction in the Average Overdue Wait days indicates that longer waiting patients are being removed from the waiting 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 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.

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Numerator ÷ Denominator

Calculated a result for each region.

Numerator:Help on this term

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: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
Denominator:Help on this term

Total number of overdue patients

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 WaitingListHistory where this field contains a value of 1, 2 or 3 – 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 WaitingListHistory 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—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 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: Hospital and urgency category.

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 termMean (average)
Data type:Help on this termPoint in time
Unit of measure:Help on this termTime (e.g. days, hours)
Format:Help on this term

NNN.NN

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, AES2 - Elective Surgery - Average overdue wait days for all patients currently ready for care on the Elective Surgery Waiting List, 2015 Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016

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