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released: 16 Oct 2012 author: AIHW media release

In 2011-12: - About 662,000 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 251 days.

ISSN 1036-613X; ISBN 978-1-74249-362-6; Cat. no. HSE 127; 60pp.; $18

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso page
    • Foreword
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • How much elective surgery was done in 2011-12?
      • How long did people wait for surgery?
  • Body section
  • End matter
    • Appendix 1: Data quality information (307KB XLS)
      • Data quality statement: National Elective Surgery Waiting Times Data Collection 2011-12
      • Variation in reporting
      • Quality of Indigenous status data
    • Appendix 2: Technical notes
      • Definitions
      • Data presentation
      • Methods
      • Estimated coverage of elective surgery
    • Appendix 3: Elective surgery reporting under the National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes
    • Related publications

Notes and corrections

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Previous versions of files that have been updated or corrected are presented below.

  1. (22 Oct 2012) Table 3.3 and Table S3.1 have been corrected.
    Previous version Australian hospital statistics 2011-12: elective surgery waiting times (1.6MB PDF)
    Previous version Ch3 Waiting times for elective surgery (519KB XLS)

Recommended citation

AIHW 2012. Australian hospital statistics 2011-12: elective surgery waiting times. Health services series no. 46. Cat. no. HSE 127. Canberra: AIHW.

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