Urgency Related Group classification (version 1.3)
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Classification Scheme|
A classification for the reasons for patient attendance at an emergency department and the complexity of cases that an emergency department treats.
Episodes of care are grouped initially on the basis of episode end status (also known as 'disposition'):
Within the disposition categories of admitted and non-admitted, episodes are grouped further based on the urgency of a patient's need for care (as reported by triage category) and the patient's diagnosis. For example:
Source and reference attributes
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority 2012. Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Sydney. Viewed 2 October 2012, <http://www.ihpa.gov.au/internet/ihpa/publishing.nsf/Content/ABF-Price-Model-Reference-Classifications-for-2012-13>
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Has been superseded by Urgency Related Group classification (version 1.4)
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