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Definition

NO DATA FOR 2013 REPORTING

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

Indicator Summary

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

Elective surgery as defined in the Elective Surgery Waiting Times (removals and census) National Minimum Data Sets (NMDSs).

Waiting time is as defined in Waiting time at removal from elective surgery waiting list. 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 …

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Disaggregation

State and territory

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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

Elective surgery as defined in the Elective Surgery Waiting Times (removals and census) National Minimum Data Sets (NMDSs).

Waiting time is as defined in Waiting time at removal from elective surgery waiting list. 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.

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 emergency patient for awaited procedure by or on behalf of this hosptial 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.

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

State and territory

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