Service Agreement - Department of Health Tasmania: 2018, Elective Surgery - Number of Category 2 patients who are treated in turn, 2018
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Treat in Turn Rates Cat 2|
|Registration status:||Tasmanian Health, Archived 24/07/2019|
This KPI is expressed as a percentage.
Elective Surgery Treat In Turn rate using the Royal Australian College of Surgery (RACS) calculation method. Measures the percentage of patients treated in turn from the longest waiting through to those waiting the least amount of time. Nationally the target for this indicator is set at 60-80%.
A higher percentage indicates more of the longer waiting patients are being treated from the back of the list.
To ensure that patients are removed in order of the longest waiting back. Allowing for clinical discretion at a level of approximately 40% but requiring the remaining 60% of patients to be treated from the longest waiting section of the waiting list for category 2.
|Indicator set:||Service Plan - Department of Health Tasmania: 2018 Tasmanian Health, Archived 24/07/2019|
|Outcome area:||Elective surgery access Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 07/12/2016|
Collection and usage attributes
100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
|Numerator data elements:|
Total number of patients treated and removed in the month
|Denominator data elements:|
Specified disaggregation: Region and hospital.
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|Unit of measure:||Person|
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Supersedes Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2017, ACC7, 10, 13 - Elective Surgery - Number of elective surgery patients who are treated in turn by urgency category, 2017 Tasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019