Table of contents

  • 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
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of tables
  • List of boxes
  • Related publications