Elective surgery waiting times cluster
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 18/12/2019|
|DSS type:||Data Element Cluster|
The scope of the Elective surgery waiting times data element cluster is patients on elective surgery waiting lists managed by public acute hospitals, in either category 1 or 2 of the Reason for removals from elective surgery waiting list data element.
This will include private patients treated in public hospitals, and may include public patients treated in private hospitals.
Hospitals may also collect information for other care (as defined in the Elective care type data element), but this is not part of the Elective surgery waiting times National minimum data set.
Patients on waiting lists managed by hospitals operated by the Australian Defence Force, corrections authorities and Australia's external territories are not currently included.
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Outsourced or contracted patients:
Public hospitals managing elective surgery waiting lists may either outsource elective surgery work to another hospital (public or private) or contract another hospital (public or private) to provide elective surgery on their behalf.
In such cases, the hospital where the outsourced or contracted elective surgery occurs is required to include the Establishment—organisation identifier (Australian), NNX[X]NNNNN data element for the hospital managing the elective surgery waiting list as part of the Elective surgery waiting times data cluster.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Elective surgery waiting times cluster Health, Superseded 18/12/2019
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
Admitted patient care NMDS 2020–21 Health, Standard 18/12/2019