Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Emergency department did not wait (percentage)|
Tasmanian Health, Superseded 09/12/2016
This indicator measures the percentage of emergency department presentations that concluded with the patient leaving the emergency department before being attended by a health care professional.
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2014
Tasmanian Health, Superseded 12/12/2016
Collection and usage attributes
The definitions applied were set by the Emergency Care Network Steering Committee. The definitions include presentations that have been assigned a triage category between 1 and 5. Presentations that are 'dead on arrival' or the waiting time to service delivery is invalid are excluded for the purpose of calculating this indicator. See Australasian Triage Scale from the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine for a description of each triage category, including indicative clinical descriptors.
The indicator is presented as a percentage.
100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Total number of presentations who have been identified as 'did not wait'
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Total number of presentations to emergency departments|
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|Disaggregation:||Specified disaggregation: Hospital, triage category and reporting month based on the date of the end of the emergency department stay|
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|Unit of measure:||Person|
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