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Elective surgery waiting times cluster

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term684589
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 25/01/2018
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018
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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 Elective surgery waiting times National minimum data set.

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

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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

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National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Elective surgery waiting times cluster Health, Standardisation pending 08/11/2018

Supersedes Elective surgery waiting times cluster Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2018-19 Health, Standard 25/01/2018
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

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-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
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