Data


Number of elective surgery cases on wait list as at end of month


Number of elective surgery cases on wait list as at end of month
  Oct 2017 Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018 Feb 2018 Mar 2018 Apr 2018 May 2018 Jun 2018 Jul 2018 Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018
Within boundary 20,062 20,199 20,499 20,738 20,873 20,788 21,189 21,456 21,729 21,863 22,251 22,030 22,121
Over boundary 1,275 1,320 1,477 1,528 1,432 1,520 1,514 1,478 1,484 1,601 1,599 1,686 1,480
Total 21,337 21,519 21,976 22,266 22,305 22,308 22,703 22,934 23,213 23,464 23,850 23,716 23,601
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  • Number of over boundary elective surgery cases on wait list 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 procedure. For example, if a patient is on a waiting list twice, for two different procedures, this will be counted as two cases.

    Within boundary cases
    A patient who has been waiting less than the recommended period for their clinical urgency category is defined as being within boundary. The clinical urgency categories prioritise patients from least urgent (Category 3 within 365 day) to most urgent (Category 1 within 30 days), as determined by the treating Specialist.

    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.

    Over boundary cases
    A patient who has been waiting more than the recommended period in one of the three clinical urgency categories is defined as being over boundary.

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