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Definition

Median and 90th percentile waiting times for elective surgery in public hospitals, including by indicator procedure.

Indicator Summary

Numerator
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Denominator
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Computation

Elective surgery as defined in the National Elective Surgery Waiting Times Data Collection.

Indicator procedure as defined in Elective surgery waiting list episode—indicator procedure, code NN.

Waiting time as defined in Elective surgery waiting list episode—waiting time (at removal), total days N[NNN]. Calculated by jurisdictions by subtracting the listing date for care from the removal date, minus any …

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Disaggregation

2011–12—State and territory, by indicator procedure (and total) by:

  • peer group
  • Indigenous status

      2010–11 (revised for peer groups and linkage to the National Hospital Morbidity Database)—State and territory, by indicator procedure (and total):

    • peer group (unlinked data)
    • Indigenous status (linked or unlinked data, depending on data availability and quality)

        2010–11 (revised for peer groups and linkage to the NHMD)—State and territory, by:

      • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure) (linked data)
      • SEIFA Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage (IRSD) quintiles (linked …
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        Calculation rules

        Computation Rule
        Description

        Elective surgery as defined in the National Elective Surgery Waiting Times Data Collection.

        Indicator procedure as defined in Elective surgery waiting list episode—indicator procedure, code NN.

        Waiting time as defined in Elective surgery waiting list episode—waiting time (at removal), total days N[NNN]. 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 hospital or the state/territory.

        Analysis by state and territory based on location of service.

        Analysis by remoteness and Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of person.

        Presented as number of days.

        Denominators
        Not applicable
        Disaggregation

        2011–12—State and territory, by indicator procedure (and total) by:

      • peer group
      • Indigenous status

          2010–11 (revised for peer groups and linkage to the National Hospital Morbidity Database)—State and territory, by indicator procedure (and total):

        • peer group (unlinked data)
        • Indigenous status (linked or unlinked data, depending on data availability and quality)

            2010–11 (revised for peer groups and linkage to the NHMD)—State and territory, by:

          • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure) (linked data)
          • SEIFA Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage (IRSD) quintiles (linked data)

              2010–11 (revised for peer groups and linkage to the NHMD)—Nationally, by:

            • SEIFA IRSD deciles (linked data)

              2010-11 and 2011-12 — Nationally, by indicator procedure, by peer group, by Indigenous status, by remoteness.

                Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

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