See National Triage Scale from the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine for description of each triage category, including indicative clinical descriptors.
The numerator and denominator include records with a Type of visit of Emergency presentation, or Not reported for South Australia.
Records are excluded from both the numerator and denominator if the episode end status is either Did not wait or Dead on arrival, or if the waiting time to service is invalid.
Analysis by state and territory is based on location of service.
Analysis by remoteness and SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of person.
Presented as a percentage.
100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Calculated overall and separately for each triage category.
Number of presentations to public hospital emergency departments that were treated within benchmarks for each triage category:
Triage category 1: seen within seconds, calculated as less than or equal to 2 minutes
Triage category 2: seen within 10 minutes
Triage category 3: seen within 30 minutes
Triage category 4: seen within 60 minutes
Triage category 5: seen within 120 minutes
Numerator data elements:
Total presentations to public hospital emergency departments
Denominator data elements:
2008-09 and 2009-10—Nationally, by Triage category, by SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles
2008-09 and 2009-10—State and territory, by Triage category, by:
SEIFA IRSD quintiles
Dissagregation by peer group is limited to Peer Groups A and B, as this is the scope of the collection, and coverage varies for other hospitals by state and territory.
Disaggregations within individual jurisdictions are subject to data quality considerations. Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication. National disaggregation by Indigenous status will be based on data only from jurisdictions for which the quality of Indigenous identification is considered acceptable.
Disaggregation data elements:
Most recent data available for 2011 CRC report: 2008–09 and 2009-10