National Healthcare Agreement: PI 35-Waiting times for emergency department care, 2012
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Progress measure|
|Short name:||PI 35-Waiting times for emergency department care, 2012|
Percentage of patients who are treated within national benchmarks for waiting times for each triage category in public hospital emergency departments
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2012)|
Health, Superseded 25/06/2013
|Outcome area:||Hospital and Related Care|
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Health, Standard 07/07/2010
|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: PI 35-Waiting times for Emergency department care, 2012 QS Health, Superseded 14/01/2015|
Collection and usage attributes
See Australasian 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 to be attended by a health professional, or Dead on arrival, not treated in emergency department, 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:
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Total presentations to public hospital emergency departments|
|Denominator data elements:|
2009–10 (revised for peer group) and 2010–11—Nationally, by Triage category, by SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles.
2009–10 (revised for peer group) and 2010–11—State and territory, by Triage category, by:
Disaggregation 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.
Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2012 CRC report: 2010–11.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Accessibility|
Data source attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Reporting requirements:||National Healthcare Agreement|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Benchmark:||National Healthcare Agreement: PB 05-By 2012–13, 80 per cent of emergency department presentations are seen within clinically recommended triage times as recommended by the Australian College of Emergency Medicine|
|Further data development / collection required:||Specification: Interim|
Source and reference attributes
|Related metadata references:|
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PB 05-By 2012–13, 80 per cent of emergency department presentations are seen within clinically recommended triage times as recommended by the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine, 2012
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 14-Waiting times for GPs, 2012
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21a-Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion seen on time, 2013
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 23-Selected potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments, 2012
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 24-GP-type services, 2012
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 35-Waiting times for emergency department care, 2011
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 36-Waiting times for admission following emergency department care, 2012
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 46-Rates of services: Outpatient occasions of service, 2012
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