Table of contents

  • Summary
  • 1. Introduction
    • 1.1 What’s in this report?
  • 2. How much elective surgery was provided?
    • 2.1 How many patients were added to or removed from elective surgery waiting lists?
    • 2.2 How many admissions from waiting lists were there?
  • 3. What elective surgery was provided?
    • 3.1 Surgical specialties
    • 3.2 Intended surgical procedures
  • 4. How long did people wait for elective surgery?
    • 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 How did waiting times differ by clinical urgency category?
  • Appendix A: Data quality information
    • National Elective Surgery Waiting Times Data Collection
    • Data quality summary for National Elective Surgery Waiting Times Data Collection 2017–18
  • Appendix B: Technical notes
    • Definitions
    • Data presentation
    • Methods
  • Appendix C: Public hospital peer groups
  • Appendix D: National hospital statistics related committees
  • Acknowledgements
  • Abbreviations
  • Symbols
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of tables