Elective surgery waiting times cluster

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Set Specification
METeOR identifier:650219
Registration status:Health, Superseded 25/01/2018
DSS type:Data Element Cluster

The scope of the Elective surgery waiting times data element cluster is patients on elective surgery waiting lists managed by public acute hospitals, in either category 1 or 2 of the Reason for removals from elective surgery waiting list data element.

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 Elective care type data element), but this is not part of the national minimum data set (NMDS) for Elective surgery waiting times (removals data).

Patients on waiting lists managed by hospitals operated by the Australian Defence Force, corrections authorities and Australia's external territories are not currently included.

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Outsourced or contracted patients

Public hospitals managing elective surgery waiting lists may either outsource elective surgery work to another hospital (public or private) or contract another hospital (public or private) to provide elective surgery on their behalf.

In such cases, the hospital where the outsourced or contracted elective surgery occurs is required to include the Establishment—organisation identifier (Australian), NNX[X]NNNNN data element for the hospital managing the elective surgery waiting list as part of the Elective surgery waiting times data cluster.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Elective surgery waiting times cluster Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Supersedes Elective surgery waiting times cluster Health, Superseded 05/10/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Admitted patient care NMDS 2017-18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

Parent DSS specific attributes +

Metadata items in this Data Set Specification

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Seq No.Metadata item Obligation Max occurs
-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 NMandatory1
-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 time (at removal), total days N[NNN]Mandatory1
-Establishment—organisation identifier (Australian), NNX[X]NNNNNConditional1