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Table 2 Indexes for monitoring waiting list performance

From: A model to prioritize access to elective surgery on the basis of clinical urgency and waiting time

Indexes Aggregation level Retrospective Cross-sectional
WAITING TIME - For each URG Waiting time of patients who received treatment during a given period T Waiting time of patients currently on the list at an index day
  - All classes   
  - For each URG Waiting time of patients who received treatment during a given period T, weighted with the priority score Waiting time of patients currently on the list at an index day, weighed with the priority score
  - All classes   
WAITING LIST LENGTH - For each URG Average number of patients on waiting list during a given period T Number of patients currently on the list at an index day
  - All classes   
APPROPRIATE PERFORMANCE INDEX (API) - For each URG Percentage of patients receiving treatment within their respective MTBT in a given period of time T Percentage of patients currently on the list at an index day having waiting time inferior to their respective MTBT