Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 2.5.3–Waiting times for elective surgery: proportion admitted within clinically recommended time, 2019

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Indicator
Indicator type:Indicator
Short name:AHPF PI 2.5.3–Waiting times for elective surgery: proportion seen on time, 2019
METeOR identifier:715378
Registration status:Health, Standard 09/04/2020
Description:

The percentage of patients removed from elective surgery waiting lists who received surgery within the clinically recommended time, by urgency category, in public hospitals.

Indicator set:Australian Health Performance Framework, 2019 Health, Standard 09/04/2020

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:

Elective surgery as defined in the Elective surgery waiting times national minimum data set (NMDS).

Waiting time is as defined in Elective surgery waiting list episode—waiting time (at removal), total days N[NNN]. Calculated by jurisdictions by subtracting the listing date for care from the removal date, minus any days the patient was waiting with a less urgent clinical urgency category than their clinical urgency category at removal, and excluding days where the patient was not ready for care.

Waiting times are calculated for patients whose reason for removal was:

  1. Admitted as an elective patient for awaited procedure by or on behalf of this hospital or the state/territory.
  2. Admitted as an emergency patient for awaited procedure by or on behalf of this hospital or the state/territory.

For the purposes of reporting, patients are reported as the final urgency category they were when treated. When a patient's urgency category changes, existing NMDS business rules will apply.

Analysis by state and territory based on location of service.

Presented as a percentage.

Computation:

100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Numerator:

Number of patients removed from elective surgery waiting lists who received surgery within the clinically recommended time.

Numerator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetElective surgery waiting list episode—waiting time (at removal), total days N[NNN]
Data Source
National elective surgery waiting times data collection
NMDS / DSS
Elective surgery waiting times NMDS 2018-19
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Data Element / Data SetElective surgery waiting list episode—reason for removal from a waiting list, code N
Data Source
National elective surgery waiting times data collection
NMDS / DSS
Elective surgery waiting times NMDS 2018-19
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Denominator:

Number of patients who received elective surgery.

Denominator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetElective surgery waiting list episode—reason for removal from a waiting list, code N
Data Source
National elective surgery waiting times data collection
NMDS / DSS
Elective surgery waiting times NMDS 2018-19
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Disaggregation:

2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19—State and territory, by urgency category.

Local Hospital Network, by urgency category (not reported).

Hospital, by urgency category (not reported).

Disaggregation data elements:
Data Element / Data SetEstablishment—organisation identifier (Australian), NNX[X]NNNNN
Data Source
National elective surgery waiting times data collection
NMDS / DSS
Elective surgery waiting times NMDS 2018-19
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Used for disaggregation by state/territory and Local Hospital Network.


Data Element / Data SetElective surgery waiting list episode—clinical urgency, code N
Data Source
National elective surgery waiting times data collection
NMDS / DSS
Elective surgery waiting times NMDS 2018-19
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data


Comments:

Most recent data available for 2019 Australian Health Performance Framework reporting: 2018–19.

The scope of the indicator is all hospitals reporting to the National elective surgery waiting times data collection. It includes episode-level data on patients added to or removed from waiting lists for elective surgery which are managed by public hospitals.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Percentage
Data type:Real
Unit of measure:Person
Format:

N[NN].N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:5. Accessibility

Data source attributes

Data sources:
Data SourceNational elective surgery waiting times data collection
Data custodian

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:

Australian Health Performance Framework

Organisation responsible for providing data:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 2.5.2–Waiting times for elective surgery: waiting times in days, 2019 Health, Standard 09/04/2020

See also Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 2.5.4–Waiting times for elective surgery: percentage waited more than 365 days, 2019 Health, Standard 09/04/2020

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20a–Waiting times for elective surgery: waiting times in days, 2020 Health, Standard 13/03/2020

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20b–Waiting times for elective surgery: proportion seen on time, 2020 Health, Standard 13/03/2020