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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 term390412
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 22/12/2011
Definition:Help on this termThe time elapsed in minutes for each patient from presentation in the emergency department to the commencement of the Emergency Department service event.
Data Element Concept:Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—waiting time

Value domain attributes

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 by subtracting date and time the patient presents from Emergency Department date and time of commencement of service event. Although triage category 1 is measured in seconds, it is recognised that the data will not be collected with this precision.
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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

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Emergency department stay—waiting time (to commencement of clinical care), total minutes NNNNN Health, Superseded 19/11/2015, Tasmanian Health, Archived 08/12/2016, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

Supersedes Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—waiting time (to service delivery), total minutes NNNNN Health, Superseded 22/12/2009

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2010-11 Health, Superseded 18/01/2011

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Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 30/01/2012
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015

DSS specific attributes +
Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
National Healthcare Agreement: P35-Waiting times for emergency department care, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PB 05-By 2012–13, 80 per cent of emergency department presentations are seen within clinically recommended triage times as recommended by the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PB 05-By 2012–13, 80 per cent of emergency department presentations are seen within clinically recommended triage times as recommended by the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21a-Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion seen on time, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21a-Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion seen on time, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21a-Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion seen on time, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 35-Waiting times for emergency department care, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 35-Waiting times for emergency department care, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013
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