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Service Plan - Department of Health Tasmania: 2018, Elective Surgery - Number of pre-admission hospital initiated postponements due to no beds for Elective Surgery procedures, 2018

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termHospital Initiated Postponements
METeOR identifier:Help on this term704425
Registration status:Help on this termTasmanian Health, Endorsed 28/03/2019
Description:Help on this term

This KPI measures the number of pre-admission hospital initiated postponements due to no beds for elective surgery procedures and is expressed as a percentage (result).

Rationale:Help on this term

A higher number of postponements might indicate an issue with service planning at the site, or that unplanned emergency surgery has taken precedence.

Indicator set:Help on this termService Plan - Department of Health Tasmania: 2018 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 28/03/2019
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 number of patients that are postponed due to no beds by the hospital pre-admission.

Include only those patients identified as postponed 'Pre-Admission'.  This can be determined by looking for a matching inpatient episode.  If no inpatient episode is found the postponement occurred pre-admission.  Otherwise if there is a matching inpatient episode then this is evidence the patient was admitted and the postponement occurred "Post-Admission".

Computation:Help on this term

100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Numerator:Help on this term

Count the total number of pre-admission Hospital Initiated Postponements due to no beds for patients waiting on the Elective Surgery Waiting List.

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetElective care waiting list episode—waiting list name type, text X[X(39)]
Guide for use

Select All records from FactWaitingList where WaitingListName is identified as: 'IP Elective Surgery'.


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 FactWaitingList 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—reason for removal from a waiting list, code (Tasmanian) X[AAAAAA]
Guide for use

Select All records from WaitingListOfferOfOutcome where Removal Reason is identified as 'no beds'.

Count the booking record where the Waiting List Name is ‘IP Elective Surgery’ and the removal reason code is 'no beds'.


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

Total number of bookings made, excluding booking cancellations listed to be excluded.

Denominator data elements:Help on this term
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 FactWaitingList 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—reason for removal from a waiting list, code (Tasmanian) X[AAAAAA]
Guide for use

Select All records from WaitingListOfferOfOutcome except where Removal Reason is identified as one of the following Hospital Initiated Postponement Reasons:

  • Admitted as Emergency
  • Error
  • Standby
  • Transferred to another Wait List
  • Earlier Booking Made
  • Other

Count the booking record where the Waiting List Name is ‘IP Elective Surgery’ and the removal reason code is NOT listed above.


Data Element / Data SetEstablishment—region identifier, code (Tasmanian) N
Data Element / Data SetElective care waiting list episode—waiting list name type, text X[X(39)]
Guide for use

Select All records from FactWaitingList where WaitingListName is identified as: 'IP Elective Surgery'


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 SetHospital census (of elective surgery waitlist patients)—census date, DDMMYYYY
Guide for use

This date value is the census snapshot period


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
  • 2018-19 Service Plan

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016, EFF5 - Elective Surgery - Number of Hospital initiated postponements for pre and post admission for Elective Surgery procedures, 2016 Tasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019

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