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

01 January 2016 - 31 March 2018
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Data for FY 2018-19 are preliminary and will be finalised in November 2019.

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.

Note(s):

• From July - September 2018, this indicator is defined as the number of hospital initiated postponements that occur within 28 days of a scheduled elective surgery admission. 

• Prior to July - September 2018, this indicator is defined as the number of hospital initiated postponements that occur within 14 days of a scheduled elective surgery admission.

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.

Note:

Data for FY 2018-19 are preliminary and will be finalised in November 2019.

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

Apr- Jun 2018Jul - Sep 2018Oct - Dec 2018Jan - Mar 2019Apr- Jun 2019
Hospital initiated postponements5.55.66.05.55.4
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Apr- Jun 2018Jul - Sep 2018Oct - Dec 2018Jan - Mar 2019Apr- Jun 2019
Hospital initiated postponements5.55.66.05.55.4