Table of contents

Preliminaries: Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Symbols

Summary

1 Introduction

  • 1.1 What’s in this report?
  • 1.2 What data are reported?
  • 1.3 What terms and methods are used?
  • 1.4 Additional information

2 How much elective surgery was provided?

  • Key findings
  • 2.1 How many public hospitals provided elective surgery?
  • 2.2 How many patients were added to or removed from elective surgery waiting lists?
  • 2.3 How many admissions were there from waiting lists?

3 What elective surgery was provided?

  • Key findings
  • 3.1 Surgical specialties
  • 3.2 Intended surgical procedures

4 How long did people wait for elective surgery?

  • Key findings
  • 4.1 How did waiting times vary across states and territories and by type of hospital?
  • 4.2 How did waiting times vary by surgical specialty?
  • 4.3 How did waiting times vary by intended surgical procedure?
  • 4.4 How did waiting times vary by Indigenous status?
  • 4.5 Performance indicator: Waiting times for elective surgery—waiting time in days
  • 4.6 How did waiting times differ by clinical urgency category?

5 What were the safety and quality of the care?

  • Key findings
  • 5.1 Adverse events reported for elective surgery admissions
  • 5.2 Unplanned readmissions following admission from elective surgery waiting lists

Appendix A: Data quality information

Appendix B: Technical notes

  • Definitions
  • Data presentation
  • Methods

Appendix C: Public hospital peer groups

End matter: Glossary; References; List of tables; List of boxes; Related publications