National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21a-Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion seen on time, 2015
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, 2015|
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 (2015)|
Health, Superseded 08/07/2016
|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Healthcare Agreement: PI 21a-Waiting times for emergency department care: proportion seen on time, 2015 QS Health, Superseded 08/07/2016|
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.
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 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:|
2012–13 (revised for peer group) and 2013–14—Nationally, by Triage category, by 2011 Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles.
2012–13 (revised for peer group) and 2013–14—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 2015 National Healthcare Agreement (NHA) performance reporting: 2013–14.
For 2012-13 data, the 2011 SEIFA IRSD quintile and decile data were produced using the Australian Standard Geography Classification geographical unit of Statistical Local Area. For 2013-14 data, the 2011 SEIFA IRSD quintile and decile data will be produced using the Australian Statistical unit of Statistical Area 2.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Accessibility|
Data source attributes
National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database
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
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See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 12-Waiting times for GPs, 2015
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 19-Selected potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments, 2015
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21a-Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion seen on time, 2014
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21a–Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion seen on time, 2016
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