Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage category, (Tasmanian) code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Triage category
METeOR identifier:417470
Registration status:Tasmanian Health, Archived 25/05/2020
Definition:

The urgency of the patient's need for medical and nursing care as assessed at triage, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage category

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
0Dead on arrival on administration
1Resuscitation: immediate (within seconds)
2Emergency: within 10 minutes
3Urgent: within 30 minutes
4Semi-urgent: within 60 minutes
5Non-urgent: within 120 minutes
8Short stay bounce

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

CODE 8     Short stay bounce

This code should now be used by all Tasmanian Emergency Departments.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Triage categories from 1 to 5 are sourced from the Australasian Triage Scale.  Triage category 0 and 8 are used to record patient information for Tasmanian emergency departments internal use only.  This enables recording of the episode so that the activity can be included or excluded from emergency department activity reporting, depending on requirement.

This triage classification is to be used in the emergency departments of hospitals. Patients will be triaged into one of seven categories on the Tasmanian Triage Scale.  If the initial triage category changes, both triage categories can be captured, but the initial triage category is used for reporting purposes.

Collection methods:

It refers to [TriageCategoryRefId] field in Health Central.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage category, (Tasmanian) code N Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 25/05/2020

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
All attributes +

Tasmanian Emergency Department Data Set - 2016 Tasmanian Health, Archived 30/04/2020

DSS specific attributes +

Tasmanian Emergency Department Data Set - 2019 Tasmanian Health, Archived 30/04/2020

DSS specific attributes +
Implementation in Indicators:Used as numerator
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2012, KPI16-Percentage of all emergency department presentations who have physically left the emergency department within four hours, 2012 Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2013, KPI??-Percentage of all emergency department presentations seen within the recommended triage time, 2013 Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2013, KPI??-Percentage of emergency department did not wait presentations, 2013 Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2013, KPI??-Percentage of triage 1 emergency department presentations seen within the recommended triage time, 2013 Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2013, KPI??-Percentage of triage 2 emergency department presentations seen within the recommended triage time, 2013 Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2013, KPI??-Time until most admitted patients (90%) departed emergency department, 2013 Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2013, KPI??-Total time (hours) spent by ambulance presentations in offload delay, 2013 Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2014, Percentage of all emergency department presentations seen within the recommended triage time, 2014 Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2014, Percentage of emergency department did not wait presentations, 2014 Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2014, Percentage of patients with transfer of care completed within 15 and 30 minutes, 2014 Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2014, Percentage of triage 1 emergency department presentations seen within the recommended triage time, 2014 Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2014, Percentage of triage 2 emergency department presentations seen within the recommended triage time, 2014 Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2014, Time until most admitted patients (90%) departed emergency department, 2014 Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2014, Total time (hours) spent by ambulance presentations in offload delay, 2014 Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016, ACC 1-2, Emergency Department , Percentage of triage 1 and all emergency department presentations seen within the recommended triage time, 2016 Tasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016, ACC3 - Emergency Department - Percentage of emergency department did not wait presentations, 2016 Tasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016, EFF3-4, Emergency Department, Total time (hours) spent by ambulance presentations in offload delay, 2016 Tasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2017 ACC 1-2 - Emergency Department - Percentage of triage 1 and all emergency department presentations seen within the recommended triage time, 2017 Tasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2017, ACC3 - Emergency Department - Percentage of emergency department did not wait presentations, 2017 Tasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2017, EFF3-4, Emergency Department - Total time (hours) spent by ambulance presentations in offload delay, 2017 Tasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health Tasmania: 2018, Emergency Department - Percentage of emergency department did not wait presentations, 2018 Tasmanian Health, Archived 24/07/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health Tasmania: 2018, Emergency Department - Percentage of triage 1 and all emergency department presentations seen within the recommended triage time, 2018 Tasmanian Health, Archived 24/07/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health Tasmania: 2018, Emergency Department - Total time (hours) spent by ambulance presentations in offload delay, 2018 Tasmanian Health, Archived 24/07/2019
Service Plan - Department of Health Tasmania: 2019, Ambulance offload delay - within 15 and 30 mins (all specified facilities), 2019 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 24/07/2019
Service Plan - Department of Health Tasmania: 2019, Emergency department percentage of triage 1 and all emergency department presentations seen within the recommended time - Triage 1 and all triage categories (all specified facilities), 2019 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 24/07/2019
Service Plan- Department of Health Tasmania: 2019, Emergency department presentations who do not wait to be seen, 2019 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 24/07/2019
Used as denominator
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2012, KPI16-Percentage of all emergency department presentations who have physically left the emergency department within four hours, 2012 Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2013, KPI??-Percentage of all emergency department presentations seen within the recommended triage time, 2013 Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2013, KPI??-Percentage of emergency department did not wait presentations, 2013 Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2013, KPI??-Percentage of triage 1 emergency department presentations seen within the recommended triage time, 2013 Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2013, KPI??-Percentage of triage 2 emergency department presentations seen within the recommended triage time, 2013 Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2014, Percentage of all emergency department presentations seen within the recommended triage time, 2014 Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2014, Percentage of emergency department did not wait presentations, 2014 Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2014, Percentage of patients with transfer of care completed within 15 and 30 minutes, 2014 Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2014, Percentage of triage 1 emergency department presentations seen within the recommended triage time, 2014 Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2014, Percentage of triage 2 emergency department presentations seen within the recommended triage time, 2014 Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016, ACC 1-2, Emergency Department , Percentage of triage 1 and all emergency department presentations seen within the recommended triage time, 2016 Tasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016, ACC3 - Emergency Department - Percentage of emergency department did not wait presentations, 2016 Tasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2017 ACC 1-2 - Emergency Department - Percentage of triage 1 and all emergency department presentations seen within the recommended triage time, 2017 Tasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2017, ACC3 - Emergency Department - Percentage of emergency department did not wait presentations, 2017 Tasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health Tasmania: 2018, Emergency Department - Percentage of emergency department did not wait presentations, 2018 Tasmanian Health, Archived 24/07/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health Tasmania: 2018, Emergency Department - Percentage of triage 1 and all emergency department presentations seen within the recommended triage time, 2018 Tasmanian Health, Archived 24/07/2019
Service Plan - Department of Health Tasmania: 2019, Emergency department percentage of triage 1 and all emergency department presentations seen within the recommended time - Triage 1 and all triage categories (all specified facilities), 2019 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 24/07/2019
Service Plan- Department of Health Tasmania: 2019, Emergency department presentations who do not wait to be seen, 2019 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 24/07/2019