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.

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2017

Geographical coverage

Vic  |  Qld  |  WA  |  SA  |  Tas  |  ACT  |  NT

Data availability

  • Publications
  • Client specified tables on request which may be subject to data provider approval (charges apply)

Restricted unit record access subject to Ethics Committee approval and/or the agreement of all relevant data custodians in all states and territories (charges may apply).

Data scope

Describes information that must be collected to calculate waiting times for adults placed on public dental waiting lists. The periods calculated are the time between the date a person is placed on a waiting list and the date they are offered dental care, and the time between the date a person is placed on a waiting list and the date they receive dental care.

Methodology

Admin data

Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)

Public dental waiting times NMDS 2013-

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 13–Waiting times for public dentistry, 2017

Public Dental Waiting Times METeOR data source entry

External links and information

A discussion of public dental waiting times information in Australia: 2013–14 to 2016–17

Contact

[email protected]