Service Plan - Department of Health Tasmania: 2019, Elective surgery Category 1 - admit within recommended time, 2019
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Elective surgery Category 1 patients seen within the clinically recommended time (percentage)|
|Registration status:||Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 24/07/2019|
This indicator measures the percentage of elective surgery category 1 patients who are admitted to the hospital (or contracting hospital) and received their waiting list procedure within national benchmark waiting times.
|Indicator set:||Service Plan - Department of Health Tasmania: 2019 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 20/01/2020|
|Outcome area:||Elective surgery access Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 07/12/2016|
Collection and usage attributes
The definitions applied are consistent with the national definitions used for reporting against the National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services. The definitions include admission from the elective surgery waiting list where the planned procedure was completed. This also includes patients admitted for the waiting list as an emergency.
The number of waiting time days is calculated by subtracting the listing date for care from the removal date, minus any days the patient was 'not ready for care', and minus any days the patient was waiting with a less urgent clinical urgency category than their clinical urgency category at removal.
Indicator procedures as defined in the Tasmanian wait list procedure code (TWLPC) set and specify which procedures are included in the calculation of this indicator in accordance with national definitions.
The indicator is calculated category 1 elective surgery patients only and presented as a percentage.
100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Calculated for category 1 elective surgery patients only
Total number of admissions from the elective surgery waiting list to the hospital (or contracting hospital) within benchmarks for category 1 elective surgery patients (this includes admissions from the waiting list as an emergency):
|Numerator data elements:|
Total number of admissions from the elective surgery waiting list to the hospital (or contracting hospital) for category 1 elective surgery patients (this includes admissions from the waiting list as an emergency)
|Denominator data elements:|
Specified disaggregation: Hospital/
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|Unit of measure:||Person|