The PDWT NMDS enables reporting on the length of time that patients wait for public dental care in Australia, and the characteristics of patients who receive care or who were listed for care in a reference period.
from 1/7/2013 to 30/6/2019
The scope of the data collection is all people eligible for their state or territory public dental scheme, who were aged 18 years or over when they were placed on a general or prosthetic public dentistry waiting list for the purpose of receiving treatment.
The data collection includes:
The data collection excludes:
Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)
Public dental waiting times NMDS 2018 - Data Set Specification
NHA: PI 13-Waiting times for public dentistry, 2020 Quality Statement
NHA: PI 13-Waiting times for public dentistry, 2020 Indicator
External links and information
A discussion of public dental waiting times information in Australia: 2013–14 to 2016–17
The AIHW publishes PDWT NMDS data in its Oral health and dental care in Australia publication.
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