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The surgical specialty describes the area of clinical expertise held by the doctor performing the elective surgery.
This section presents information on 11 categories of surgical specialty. The ‘other’ category contains data for surgeons whose specialty was not one of the 11 specified categories.
In 2015–16, the surgical specialty data element was revised to include Paediatric surgery. Use of the Paediatric surgery category varied among jurisdictions. For 2016–17, Paediatric surgery was reported by Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory. New South Wales commenced reporting Paediatric surgery in 2017–18. Before this change, records for which the surgical specialty was Paediatric surgery would have been allocated to another surgical specialty or ‘other’ (surgical specialty other than one of the 10 specified specialties).
For caveat information for these data see table 4.5, 4.6 and S4.1, available to download from the data section of this report.
Between 2013–14 and 2017–18:
Comparisons over time should take into consideration the differences in reporting of Paediatric surgery between 2016–17 and 2017–18.
Information on admissions from elective surgery waiting lists by Surgical specialty are available in the Elective surgery activity: Surgical specialties section.
Information on data limitations and methods is available in Appendix A and Appendix B.
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