Data


Number of admissions from the elective surgery wait list by urgency


Number of admissions from the elective surgery wait list by urgency
Category Jun 2017 Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017 Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018 Feb 2018 Mar 2018 Apr 2018 May 2018 Jun 2018
1 1,972 1,924 2,128 1,792 1,984 2,041 1,628 1,546 1,738 1,805 1,624 1,939 1,690
2 2,330 2,411 2,474 2,085 2,430 2,486 1,788 1,903 2,283 2,134 2,115 2,382 2,048
3 3,119 3,344 3,585 3,086 3,469 3,454 2,490 2,079 3,164 3,174 2,695 3,515 2,734
Related reports
  • Number of Category 1 elective surgery wait list admissions by hospital
  • Number of Category 2 elective surgery wait list admissions by hospital
  • Number of Category 3 elective surgery wait list admissions by hospital
  • Cases
    For the purposes of this report, patients are referred to as cases. This is because a patient may be on an elective surgery waiting list for more than one pocedure. For example, if a patient is on a waiting list twice, for two different procedures, this will be counted as two cases.

    Category 1
    Procedures that are clinically indicated within 30 days.

    Category 2
    Procedures that are clinically indicated within 90 days.

    Category 3
    Procedures that are clinically indicated within 365 days.

    Admissions to hospital from the elective surgery wait list
    All elective surgery admissions are reported. Admitted coded cases are excluded where the wait listed procedure does not meet the AIHW definition of elective surgery. Admitted uncoded cases (i.e. where procedure name is not provided) are included if the wait list type is 'Surgical' and the wait list category is 'Elective'.

    Source
    WA Elective Surgery Wait List Data Collection, Information and System Performance Directorate, Department of Health WA.
    Data extracted 1 Jul 2018