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
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Emergency department episodes presentations completed within 4 hours (percentage)|
|Registration status:||Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016|
The percentage of emergency department patients, who either physically leave the emergency department for admission to hospital, are referred for treatment or are discharged, whose total time in emergency department is within four hours of presentation.
|Indicator set:||Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2012 Tasmanian Health, Archived 12/12/2016|
|Outcome area:||Emergency Department access Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 07/12/2016|
Collection and usage attributes
The numerator and denominator
Presented as a percentage.
100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Total number of patients whose length of stay in the emergency department is less than 4 hours (being a length of service episode of 4 hours or below, which allows for 4:00:59 seconds*).
* This is in line with the national reporting standards.
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Total number of presentations to emergency departments|
|Denominator data elements:|
|Disaggregation:||Specified disaggregation: Hospital, triage category and reporting month based on the date of the end of the emergency department stay|
|Disaggregation data elements:|
|Unit of measure:||Person|
By 2015, 95 per cent of all emergency department patients presenting to a public hospital emergency department for whom it is clinically appropriate to either physically leave the emergency department for admission to hospital, be referred for treatment, or be discharged within four hours.