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released: 20 Oct 2014 author: AIHW media release

In 2013-14: - about 700,000 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 262 days.

ISSN 1036-613X; ISBN 978-1-74249-644-3; Cat. no. HSE 151; 69pp.; $12

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso page
    • Foreword
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1. Introduction
      • Data sources
      • What's in this report?
      • Additional data online
    • 2. Elective surgery activity | CH2 tables (259KB XLS)
      • How have admissions changed over time?
      • How much activity was there in 2013-14?
      • What was the safety and quality of the care?
    • 3. Waiting times for elective surgery | CH3 tables (629KB XLS)
      • How did waiting times vary over time?
      • How long did people wait for surgery in 2013-14?
      • How did waiting times vary by surgical specialty?
      • How did waiting times differ by clinical urgency category?
      • Additional information
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: Data quality information | Appendix A (184KB XLS)
    • Appendix B: Technical notes
    • Appendix C: Public hospital peer groups | Appendix C (200KB XLS)
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of boxes
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2014. Australian hospital statistics 2013–14: elective surgery waiting times. Health services series no. 56. Cat. no. HSE 151. Canberra: AIHW.

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