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Service Plan - Department of Health Tasmania: 2019, Elective Surgery - Elective surgery admissions, 2019

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termElective surgery admissions from the waiting list (number)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term720263
Registration status:Help on this termTasmanian Health, Endorsed 24/07/2019
Description:Help on this term

This indicator measures the number of patients that have been removed from the elective surgery waiting list as admitted to the hospital (or contracting hospital) and receiving their waiting list procedure.

Outcome area:Help on this termElective surgery access Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 07/12/2016

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

The definitions applied are consistent with the national definitions used for reporting against the National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services. The definitions applied 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.

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.

Numerator:Help on this term

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Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetElective surgery waiting list episode—reason for removal from a waiting list, code (Tasmanian) X[AAAAAA]
Guide for use

Data is obtained from the [RemovalReasonRefId] field in Health Central and includes records where the reason for removal is recorded as Planned procedure completed or Admitted as emergency.


Data Element / Data SetElective care waiting list episode—waiting list removal date, DDMMYYYY
Guide for use

Data is obtained from the [RemovalDateTime] field in Health Central.


Data Element / Data SetElective surgery waiting list episode—intended procedure, waiting list procedure (Tasmanian TWLPC) code NN[N]
Guide for use

Data is obtained from the [PlannedPrimaryProcedureCodeId] field in Health Central.

Patients awaiting the following procedures are out of the scope for elective surgery reporting:

 

Code Description
32 Colonoscopy (non surgical)
88 Cosmetic including - circumcision, varicose veins, mammoplasty, tattoo removal, abdominoplasty, wher
113 Bronchoscopy
128 Wisdom teeth removal
129 Other dental procedures
320 Colonoscopy (Bowel Cancer Screening Program)
321 Direct access colonoscopy (Bowel Cancer Screening Program)
322 Direct access colonoscopy non surgical
323 Direct access upper GI endoscopy  
324 Direct access gastroscopy and colonoscopy
325 EUS Endoscopy ultrasound
326 Chemotherapy
327 Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
328 In fusion
505 LUSCS
506 Other obstetrics
777 Emergency surgery
990 Gastroscopy & colonoscopy
998 Upper GI endoscopy
999 Non surgical treatment

 


Data Element / Data SetPerson—person identifier, identifier (Tasmanian) N(9)
Data Element / Data SetEstablishment—organisation identifier, (Tasmanian) identifier NNNN
Data Element / Data SetElective surgery waiting list episode—outcome of offer, (Tasmanian) code X[XXXX]
Guide for use

Data is obtained from the [OfferOutcomeRefId] field in Health Central and only includes records with the 'Offer to come in' code of Patient admitted - treatment complete.


Data Element / Data SetData Element

The [SourceIdentifier] field from the PIC.Dim_Endo$4Mill and PIC.Dim_NPAIHST tables in Health Central is the unique identifier to identify the activities funded by the Tasmanian Government Endoscopy and Elective Surgery Initiative and the National Partnership Agreement on Improving Health Services in Tasmania.

The [SourceIdentifier] field is the ProviderSpellRefNo and is unique to the Waiting List.  Internally it is also referred to as the FactWaitingList.SourceIdentifier.


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No denominator

Disaggregation:Help on this term

Specified disaggregation: Hospital.

Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetEstablishment—organisation identifier, (Tasmanian) identifier NNNN
Data Element / Data SetElective care waiting list episode—clinical urgency, code X[AXAA]
Comments:Help on this term

This indicator can be further split by funding source, e.g. women's health and Federal Government.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCount
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson
Format:Help on this term

NN[NNN]

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Service Agreement - Department of Health Tasmania: 2018, Elective Surgery - Elective surgery admissions, 2018 Tasmanian Health, Archived 24/07/2019

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