Statewide - Percentage of patients waiting less than 365 days for an routine appointment - all specialties - Quarterly Data

Category: Specialist Clinics » Performance » Patients seen within clinically recommended times
01 January 2016 - 31 March 2018
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About this report

This report shows the proportion of patients who waited less than 365 days for a routine first appointment.
 

Referrals are triaged upon receipt at the health service and are assigned a priority according to the clinical needs of the patient. It is recommended that routine patients receive an appointment within 365 days.   

Note(s):

Data are lagged by one quarter. 

Understanding first appointments

A 'first' appointment is defined as the first time a patient sees a specialist or clinician within a health service. A patient may see more than one specialist or clinician but the appointment only counts towards a 'first' appointment if the patient was referred for that specialty by their GP or a specialist from outside the health service.       
 

If a patient fails to attend a booked appointment without notice, the booked appointment will count as the 'first' appointment.

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 - Percentage of patients waiting less than 365 days for an routine appointment - all specialties - Quarterly Data

Apr- Jun 2017Jul - Sep 2017Oct - Dec 2017Jan - Mar 2018Apr- Jun 2018
Percentage of patients waiting less than 365 days for an routine appointment - all specialties92.891.992.693.893.7
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Apr- Jun 2017Jul - Sep 2017Oct - Dec 2017Jan - Mar 2018Apr- Jun 2018
Percentage of patients waiting less than 365 days for an routine appointment - all specialties92.891.992.693.893.7