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The PDWT NMDS enables reporting on the length of time that patients wait for public dental care in Australia, and the characteristics of patients who receive care or who were listed for care in a reference period.
from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2019
The purpose of the Public dental waiting times national minimum data set (PDWT NMDS) is to describe the information that must be collected to calculate the waiting times for two time periods in the treatment pathway for public dental services in Australia:
In this data collection, person includes all persons eligible for their state or territory public dental scheme, who were aged 18 years or over when they were placed on a general or prosthetic public dentistry waiting list for the purpose of receiving treatment.
The data collection includes:
The data collection excludes:
In this data collection, treatment means any event consisting of the provision of dental care resulting from a person being placed on a public dental waiting list and funded under a public dental scheme of their state or territory. Only treatments received after a person is placed on a public dental waiting list should be recorded.
Excluded treatments are:
A public dental waiting list episode ends:
All dental services funded by the state or territory government should be included unless otherwise noted.
Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)
Public dental waiting times NMDS 2013
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 13–Waiting times for public dentistry, 2017
Public Dental Waiting Times METeOR data source entry
External links and information
A discussion of public dental waiting times information in Australia: 2013–14 to 2016–17
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