Elective surgery is non emergency, but essential surgery that can be provided in public hospitals under the principle of universal health care. Some hospitals manage elective surgery wait-times within expected benchmarks, while others do not with some wait-times being over one year. This audit may:
- examine how effectively Local Health Districts are managing elective surgery wait-times
- consider influencing factors such as operating theatre efficiency
- follow up on progress made in this area since our 2013 performance audit on this issue.