The main purpose of the Radiotherapy waiting times data set specification (RWT DSS) is to describe the information that must be collected to calculate the waiting times for the following time period in the treatment pathway for radiotherapy services in Australia:
from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2015
National and state
Establishments in scope are public and private healthcare establishments that provide megavoltage external beam radiotherapy treatment (in-scope radiotherapy treatment).
Public establishments must report in-scope activity, including services provided by specialists operating under right of private practice arrangements. Private providers are encouraged to participate.
People in scope are those who started a course of radiotherapy treatment within the reference period. Scope is not limited by patient diagnosis: it includes people with cancer (notifiable and non-notifiable) and those who do not have cancer.
Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)
Radiotherapy waiting times DSS 2013-15
External links and information
Radiotherapy in Australia: report on a pilot data collection 2013–14
Radiotherapy in Australia: report on the second year of a pilot collection 2014–15
We'd love to know any feedback that you have about the AIHW website, its contents or reports.