After a specialist clinical assessment, the treating doctor places the patient on an elective surgery waiting list. Elective surgery activity is measured by the number of additions to and removals from public hospital elective surgery waiting lists, and the number of patients admitted for their awaited procedure.
This section presents information on additions, removals and admissions in 2018–19 and changes between 2014–15 and 2018–19.
Information is also presented by:
This section presents information on waiting list activity, including:
This data visualisation below presents information on additions, removals and admissions in 2018–19 and changes between 2014–15 and 2018–19.
Between 2014–15 and 2018–19, the total number of removals from public hospital elective surgery waiting lists increased by an average of 2.3% each year.
To explore elective surgery waiting times by hospital or LHN see My local area.
Appendixes and caveat information for this data is available to download in the Info and downloads section.
Definitions of the terms used in this section are available in the Glossary.
The surgical speciality describes the area of clinical expertise held by the doctor performing the elective surgery. This section presents information on the type of elective surgery provided, by surgical speciality in 2018–19 and changes between 2014–15 and 2018–19.
Information on 11 categories of surgical speciality is presented. The ‘other’ category contains data for surgeons whose speciality was not one of the 11 specified categories. From 1 July 2016, surgical speciality was revised to include Paediatric surgery.
The data visualisation below presents elective surgery waiting list additions, removals and admissions by state and territory between 2014–15 and 2018–19.
Between 2014–15 and 2018–19:
The intended surgical procedure describes the type of elective surgery provided by public hospitals.
In the data visualisations below, you can explore admissions from elective surgery waiting lists by:
Between 2017–18 and 2018–19:
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