Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Time until most admitted patients (90%) departed emergency department|
The 90th percentile of total time for emergency department stays for patients who physically leave the emergency department for admission to hospital.
|Indicator set:||Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2014|
Tasmanian Health, Superseded 12/12/2016
|Outcome area:||Emergency Department access|
Tasmanian Health, Standard 07/12/2016
Collection and usage attributes
The 90th percentile (the ninetieth percentage value in a group of data arranged from lowest to highest value for time waited) represents the time within which 90% of patients were admitted and physically left the emergency department.
For example, if there were 100 observations admitted to the hospital, the 90th percentile will correspond to the average time for eh 90th and 91st observations. If there were 101 observations, the 90th percentile will correspond to the time for the 91st observation.
Emergency department stay time is calculated by subtracting the date and time the patient presented to the emergency department from the date and time the patient physically left the emergency department.
Time in ED from arrival to departure (in hours and minutes) at 90th percentile for ED presentations with an episode end status of 1: Admitted or 102: Admitted LGH.
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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:||Time (e.g. days, hours)|
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