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ACCESS TO ELECTIVE SURGERY

Access to elective surgery is based on a clinical assessment of the need for surgery. For December 2006, the mean and median waiting times were:

  • Mean waiting times for December 2006:
      Category 1 (Admission within 30 days desirable) 16 days
      Category 2 (Admission within 90 days desirable) 102 days
      Category 3 (Admission at some time in the future) 273 days.
  • Median waiting times for December 2006:
      Category 1 (Admission within 30 days desirable) 15 days
      Category 2 (Admission within 90 days desirable) 74 days
      Category 3 (Admission at some time in the future) 176 days.

There were a number of additions to and removals from the waiting list in December 2006.

7.4 Elective surgery waiting list, Additions and removals

December 2006
Year to December 2006
no.
no.

Additions to
706
5 515
All removals
646
5 407

ACT Health, Health Performance Unit, Clinical Operations, Data available on request.


Removals include: those who have been admitted for surgery; those who have been treated elsewhere; those who are not contactable; those who no longer require or have declined surgery; and those who have transferred to another waiting list.


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