Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—waiting time (to service delivery), total minutes NNNNN
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Emergency department waiting time to service delivery|
|Definition:||The time elapsed in minutes for each patient from presentation in the emergency department to the commencement of the Emergency Department service event.|
|Data Element Concept:||Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—waiting time|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||5|
|Unit of measure:||Minute (m)|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:||Calculated by subtracting date and time the patient presents from Emergency Department date and time of commencement of service event. Although triage category 1 is measured in seconds, it is recognised that the data will not be collected with this precision.|
It is recognised that at times of extreme urgency or multiple synchronous presentations, or if no medical officer is on duty in the emergency department, this service may be provided by a nurse.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||National reference group for non-admitted patient data development, 2001-02|
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by Emergency department stay—waiting time (to commencement of clinical care), total minutes NNNNN
Supersedes Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—waiting time (to service delivery), total minutes NNNNN
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