NHS waiting times for elective care in England – National Audit Office – 23 January 2014

Posted on January 23, 2014. Filed under: Surgery | Tags: , , , |

NHS waiting times for elective care in England – National Audit Office – 23 January 2014

“The National Audit Office has highlighted the increasing challenge to the NHS of sustaining the 18-week waiting time standard for elective care and the importance for trusts of having reliable performance information and shared good practice. Today’s report to Parliament concludes that value for money is being undermined by the problems with the completeness, consistency and accuracy of patient waiting time data; and by inconsistencies in the way that patient referrals to hospitals are managed.”

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Australian hospital statistics 2012-13: elective surgery waiting times – AIHW – 4 October 2013

Posted on October 4, 2013. Filed under: Surgery | Tags: , |

Australian hospital statistics 2012-13: elective surgery waiting times – AIHW – 4 October 2013

“In 2012-13:- about 673,000 patients were admitted to Australian public hospitals from elective surgery waiting lists- 50% of patients were admitted for their surgery within 36 days of being placed on the waiting list and 90% were admitted within 265 days.

ISSN 1036-613X; ISBN 978-1-74249-503-3; Cat. no. HSE 140; 63pp”

Media release: Elective surgery admissions rise, waiting times unchanged

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National definitions for elective surgery urgency categories – AIHW – 31 July 2013

Posted on August 1, 2013. Filed under: Health Informatics, Surgery | Tags: , |

National definitions for elective surgery urgency categories – AIHW – 31 July 2013

proposal for the Standing Council on Health

“In 2012, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons worked together to develop national definitions for elective surgery urgency categories, at the request of the Standing Council on Health. The development of the national definitions resulted in a package of six integrated components proposed for adoption. This report presents the proposed definitions and components.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-465-4; Cat. no. HSE 138; 77pp.

Media release: Consistent definitions for elective surgery urgency categories released in new report

 

 

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Managing operating theatre efficiency for elective surgery – Audit Office of New South Wales – 17 July 2013

Posted on July 24, 2013. Filed under: Surgery | Tags: , |

Managing operating theatre efficiency for elective surgery – Audit Office of New South Wales – 17 July 2013

Auditor-General’s Report: Performance Audit

 

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Australian hospital statistics: national emergency access and elective surgery targets 2012 – AIHW – 28 February 2013

Posted on February 28, 2013. Filed under: Emergency Medicine, Surgery | Tags: , , |

Australian hospital statistics: national emergency access and elective surgery targets 2012 – AIHW – 28 February 2013

“This report presents 2012 data for performance indicators in the National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services. Included are measures of the extent to which states and territories met targets for emergency department lengths of stay of 4 hours or less and for lengths of time spent waiting for elective surgery.

ISSN 1036-613X; ISBN 978-1-74249-405-0; Cat. no. HSE 131; 20pp”

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National Partnership Agreement on the Elective Surgery Waiting List Reduction Plan: Period 3 assessment report – COAG Reform Council – released 6 September 2011

Posted on September 6, 2011. Filed under: Surgery | Tags: , |

National Partnership Agreement on the Elective Surgery Waiting List Reduction Plan: Period 3 assessment report – COAG Reform Council – released 6 September 2011

“Under the National Partnership on the Elective Surgery Waiting List Reduction Plan, each State and Territory has agreed targets for the number of elective surgery volume admissions over three reporting periods.

States and Territories are eligible for reward payments made by the Commonwealth if they meet their targets. The council’s role is to provide the Commonwealth with an independent assessment of the achievement of the agreed targets.

This is the council’s third and final report on the National Partnership on the Elective Surgery Waiting List Reduction Plan.

This report was submitted to COAG on 8 August 2011, and publicly released on 6 September 2011.”

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How can we improve waiting time for elective surgery in Australian public hospitals? – UQ Discussion paper March 2009

Posted on May 12, 2009. Filed under: Health Economics, Health Systems Improvement, Surgery | Tags: |

How can we improve waiting time for elective surgery in Australian public hospitals?
Merehau Cindy Mervin* and Sukhan Jackson, School of Economics Discussion Paper No. 387, March 2009, School of Economics, The University of Queensland. Australia.
Abstract
“This paper presents preliminary results from a study on waiting time for elective care in Australian public hospitals. It uses available data published in Australia to test the hypotheses that public beds and hospital staffing (specialist surgeons and enrolled nurses) influence waiting time for elective surgery in Australian public hospitals. We extracted data from the National Elective Surgery Waiting Times Data Collection (NESWTDC) and analyse waiting times for 8 specialty surgeries in Australian public hospitals. Hospital beds, nurses and specialist surgeons are used as proxies for the endogeneity of waiting times in a multiple regression analysis.”

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