National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21b-Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion completed within four hours, 2015
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Progress measure|
|Short name:||PI 21b-Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion completed within four hours, 2015|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 08/07/2016|
For all patients presenting to a public hospital emergency department (including publicly funded emergency departments), the percentage of presentations where the time from presentation to physical departure, i.e. the length of the emergency department stay, is within four hours.
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2015) Health, Superseded 08/07/2016|
|Outcome area:||Hospital and Related Care Health, Standard 07/07/2010|
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21b-Waiting times for emergency department care: proportion completed within four hours, 2015 QS Health, Superseded 08/07/2016|
Collection and usage attributes
Data are provided as per the Non-admitted patient emergency department care (NAPEDC) National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) 2013-14.
The scope for calculation of the National Emergency Access Target (NEAT) is all hospitals reporting to the NAPEDC NMDS (Peer Group A, B and other) as at August 2011 (when the National Health Reform Agreement - National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services as signed). For the duration of the agreement, hospitals that have not previously reported to the NAPEDC NMDS can come into scope, subject to agreement between the jurisdiction and the Commonwealth.
Calculation includes all presentations with a physical departure date/time in the reporting period, including records where the presentation date/time is prior to the reporting period. Invalid records are excluded from the numerator and denominator. Invalid records are records for which:
Calculation includes presentations with any Type of visit to emergency department.
Recording departure time
Emergency department (ED) stay length is calculated by subtracting Time patient presents and Date patient presents from Emergency department physical departure time and date respectively, as per the business rules included in the NAPEDC NMDS 2013-14:
Presentation time and date are the time and date of the first recorded contact with an emergency department staff member. The first recorded contact can be the commencement of the clerical registration or triage process, whichever happens first.
|Computation:||100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)|
|Numerator:||Number of emergency department presentations where Emergency Department stay length is less than or equal to four hours.|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Number of emergency department presentations.|
|Denominator data elements:|
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2015 National Healthcare Agreement (NHA) performance reporting: 2013-14.
Information about the volume of invalid records will be included in data quality statements.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Accessibility|
Data source attributes
|Reporting requirements:||National Healthcare Agreement|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Further data development / collection required:||Specification: Final, the measure meets the intention of the indicator.|
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See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 19-Selected potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21a-Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion seen on time, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21b-Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion completed within four hours, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21b–Waiting times for emergency hospital care: proportion of patients whose length of emergency department stay is less than or equal to four hours, 2016 Health, Superseded 04/08/2016