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Waiting lists in NSW public hospitals

Nick Shiraev, Jean McGarry, Michael Frommer

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Nick Shiraev

Jean McGarry

Michael Frommer


The number of people waiting for in-hospital treatment and the length of time for which they are required to wait are important health service performance indicators. This article outlines the major concepts and definitions relevant to the analysis of waiting list data, and summarises some recent information on NSW public hospital admissions and waiting lists as a background to future reports on waiting lists.i