Service Agreement - Department of Health Tasmania: 2018, Emergency Department - Percentage of all emergency department patients with an ED length of stay less than 4 hours, 2018
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Emergency department patients LOS <4 hours (percentage)|
For all patients presenting to a public hospital emergency department (including publicly funded emergency departments), the percentage of presentations where the time from presentation to physical departure, i.e. the length of the Emergency department stay, is within four hours.
Service Plan - Department of Health Tasmania: 2018
|Outcome area:||Emergency Department access|
Tasmanian Health, Standard 07/12/2016
Collection and usage attributes
The scope for calculation of this indicator is all hospitals reporting to the Non-admitted patient emergency department care (NAPEDC) National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) 2016–17.
Calculation includes all presentations with a physical departure date/time in the reporting period, including records where the presentation date/time is prior to the reporting period. Invalid records are excluded from the numerator and denominator. Invalid records are records for which:
Calculation includes presentations with any Type of visit to emergency department.
Recording departure time
Emergency department (ED) stay length is the amount of time, measured in minutes, between when a patient presents at an emergency department, and when the patient physically departs the emergency department. It is calculated as per the guidelines included in the NAPEDC NMDS 2016–17:
Presentation time and date are the time and date of the first recorded contact with an emergency department staff member. The first recorded contact can be the commencement of the clerical registration or triage process, whichever happens first.
100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Number of emergency department presentations where emergency department stay length is less than or equal to four hours.
|Numerator data elements:|
Number of emergency department presentations.
|Denominator data elements:|
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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Supersedes Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2017, ACC4 - Emergency Department - Percentage of all emergency department patients with an ED length of stay less than 4 hours, 2017
Has been superseded by Service Plan - Department of Health Tasmania: 2019, Emergency patients with an ED length of stay less than four hours (all specified facilities), 2019