Statewide - Hospital initiated postponements (HiP's) - Quarterly Data

01 January 2016 - 31 March 2018
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About this report

This report shows the number of times a health service initiates a postponement of a patient's scheduled elective surgery, per 100 scheduled admissions.

Understanding hospital initiated postponements (HiP's)

Sometimes hospitals need to postpone elective surgery. This is because demand for emergency services is unpredictable and patients who attend hospitals with life threatening illnesses take priority over patients needing elective surgery.  Hospitals understand that postponement of elective surgery is a significant issue for patients and will endeavour to ensure that postponements are kept to a minimum and that patients are given support and assistance if their surgery is postponed.

Target

As part of Statewide and/or National agreements, targets have been set for some key performance indicators. These annual targets are shown to enable comparative achievements to be illustrated.

Statewide - Hospital initiated postponements (HiP's) - Quarterly Data

Jul - Sep 2017Oct - Dec 2017Jan - Mar 2018Apr- Jun 2018Jul - Sep 2018
Hospital initiated postponements7.16.16.05.55.6
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Jul - Sep 2017Oct - Dec 2017Jan - Mar 2018Apr- Jun 2018Jul - Sep 2018
Hospital initiated postponements7.16.16.05.55.6