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Elective surgery waiting list episode—overdue patient status, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termOverdue patient status
METeOR identifier:Help on this term716057
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standardisation pending 01/10/2019
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Whether the wait time of a patient on an elective surgery waiting list has exceeded the time that has been determined as clinically desirable in relation to the urgency category to which they have been assigned, as represented by a code.

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Elective surgery

Data Element Concept:Elective surgery waiting list episode—overdue patient status

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Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Overdue patient
2Other

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Collection and usage attributes

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This metadata item is required for patients in all Elective surgery waiting list episode—clinical urgency, code N categories. Overdue patients are those for whom the hospital system has failed to provide timely care and whose wait may have an adverse effect on the outcome of their care. They are identified by a comparison of Elective surgery waiting list episode—waiting time at removal, total days N[NNN] or Elective surgery waiting list episode—waiting time at a census date, total days N[NNN] and the maximum desirable time limit for the clinical urgency category.

A patient is classified as overdue if waiting time at admission or waiting time at a census date is longer than 30 days for patients in clinical urgency category 1, 90 days for patients in clinical urgency category 2, or 365 days for patients in clinical urgency category 3.

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The number and proportion of overdue patients represent a measure of the hospital's performance in the provision of elective hospital care.

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Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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See also Elective surgery waiting list episode—clinical urgency, code N Health, Standard 12/06/2015, ACT Health, Final 03/08/2018

Supersedes Elective surgery waiting list episode—overdue patient status, code N Health, Standard 25/01/2018, ACT Health, Final 03/08/2018

See also Elective surgery waiting list episode—waiting time at a census date, total days N[NNN] Health, Standardisation pending 31/10/2019

See also Elective surgery waiting list episode—waiting time at a census date, total days N[NNN] Health, Standard 12/12/2018, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

See also Elective surgery waiting list episode—waiting time at removal, total days N[NNN] Health, Standardisation pending 01/10/2019

See also Elective surgery waiting list episode—waiting time at removal, total days N[NNN] Health, Standard 12/12/2018, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Elective surgery waiting times cluster Health, Standardisation pending 01/10/2019

Elective surgery waiting times NMDS 2020–21 Health, Standardisation pending 31/10/2019

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