Patient Treatment Register (PTR)
National Treatment Purchase Fund, Department of Health
2005 — established.
2006 — roll-out completed.
2007 — inpatient/ day case completed.
2012 — outpatient data collection began.
To measure waiting times for patients attending as inpatients/day cases and outpatients. Provide statistics and identify trends. Provide basis for treatment commissioned by NTPF.
Forty-four Irish public hospitals report to Patient Treatment Register (PTR).
The PTR is a register of surgical and medical patients on inpatient/day-case and outpatient waiting lists in Ireland. It provides up-to-date information on wait times for inpatient/day-case treatments and outpatient new appointments.
Patient demographics, procedure codes, hospital, consultant and specialty details.
Irish public hospitals.
When a patient is placed on an inpatient/day-case or outpatient public hospital waiting list, their details are submitted by secure encryption by the hospital to the NTPF and placed on the PTR.
International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10–AM) for inpatient/day case. Not yet in place for outpatient data.
Approximately 26 million records created on average annually.
Reports published monthly on website.
Information on waiting times per hospital are available online. Monthly reports are produced. Hospitals receive weekly reports.
Yes — Monthly Publication Data.