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Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—waiting time (to service delivery), total minutes NNNNN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termEmergency department waiting time to service delivery
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270007
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 22/12/2009
Definition:Help on this termThe time elapsed in minutes for each patient from presentation in the emergency department to a service occurrence of a specific event related to service delivery.
Data Element Concept:Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—waiting time

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termNNNNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term5
Unit of measure:Help on this termMinute (m)

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termCalculated from date and time of service event minus date and time patient presents. Although triage category 1 is measured in seconds, it is recognised that the data will not be collected with this precision.
Comments:Help on this term

It is recognised that at times of extreme urgency or multiple synchronous presentations, or if no medical officer is on duty in the emergency department, this service may be provided by a nurse.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational reference group for non-admitted patient data development, 2001-02

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Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Emergency department waiting time to service delivery, version 2, Derived DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (14.7 KB)

Is formed using Health service event—presentation date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 01/03/2005, Tasmanian Health, Draft 23/07/2012

Is formed using Health service event—presentation time, hhmm Health, Standard 01/03/2005, Tasmanian Health, Draft 23/07/2012

Is formed using Health service event—service commencement date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

Is formed using Health service event—service commencement time, hhmm Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

Has been superseded by Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—waiting time (to service delivery), total minutes NNNNN Health, Superseded 22/12/2011

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

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