Elective surgery is surgery that, in the opinion of the treating clinician, is necessary but for which admission can be delayed for at least 24 hours.
This website provides you with information about the time taken for other patients to have similar surgery. The median time to treatment is the time within which half the patients are treated. It may also be referred to as the 50th percentile time to treatment.
Ready for care patients are those who are prepared to be admitted to hospital or to begin the process leading directly to admission for surgery. Such processes could include investigations/procedures done on an outpatient basis, such as autologous blood collection, pre-operative diagnostic imaging or blood tests.
The number of patients treated at major metropolitan, larger regional and rural hospitals. Reports may be viewed by urgency category and includes the relevant performance targets.
The number of patients removed from the waiting list for elective surgery because they have received treatment by selected specialty and by groups of specialties.
The proportion of Category 3 patients who have been waiting for a procedure for longer than 365 days.