National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21a-Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion seen on time, 2013
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Progress measure|
|Short name:||PI 21a-Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion seen on time, 2013|
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 (2013)|
Health, Superseded 30/04/2014
|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Healthcare Agreement: PI 21a-Waiting times for emergency department care: proportion seen on time, 2013 QS Health, Superseded 14/01/2015|
Collection and usage attributes
See Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode - triage category, code N for description of each triage category.
The numerator and denominator include records with a Type of visit of Emergency presentation, or Not reported for South Australia for data from 2009-10 and previous years.
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.
Limited to public hospitals in Peer Group A and B.
To ensure comparability over time, emergency department activity at the Mersey Community Hospital is reported with Peer Group B hospitals for National Healthcare Agreement purposes. Whilst it is currently not a Peer Group A or B hospital, in the baseline year (2007-08) Mersey was a campus of the Peer Group B North West Regional Hospital and its emergency department activity was included in the baseline.
Analysis by state and territory is based on location of service.
Analysis by remoteness and Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socio-Economic 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:|
2008-09, 2009-10, 2010–11 (revised for peer group) and 2011–12—Nationally, by Triage category, by SEIFA Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles.
2008-09, 2009-10, 2010–11 (revised for peer group) and 2011–12—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 2013 Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Reform Council (CRC) report: 2011–12.
The AIHW and states and territories will investigate the consistency of this indicator over time with regards to the movement of hospitals into and out of Peer Group A and B, with respect to the base year.
|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|
|Further data development / collection required:||Specification: Final, the measure meets the intention of the indicator.|
Source and reference attributes
|Related metadata references:|
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 12-Waiting times for GPs, 2013
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 19-Selected potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments, 2013
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21a-Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion seen on time, 2014
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21b-Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion completed within four hours, 2013
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 35-Waiting times for emergency department care, 2012
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