Elective surgery wait-times
Undertaking in 2020


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.