This section presents information on the length of time waited by patients on public hospital elective surgery waiting lists before being admitted for surgery in 2017–18, as well as information for the 4 previous periods.
It provides an overview of number of days waited at the 50th percentile (median) and at the 90th percentile, and the proportion of patients who waited more than 365 days for admission from elective surgery waiting lists.
These statistics are presented by
- state and territory, and peer group
- surgical specialty
- intended surgical procedure (indicator procedure) and
- Indigenous status.
It also includes the NHA performance indicator: Waiting times for elective surgery—waiting time in days.