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Emergency department stay—waiting time (to commencement of clinical care), 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 clinical care commencement
METeOR identifier:Help on this term471932
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 19/11/2015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
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 non-admitted clinical care.
Data Element Concept:Emergency department stay—waiting time (to commencement of clinical care)

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 the date and time the patient presents to the emergency department from the date and time the emergency department non-admitted clinical care commenced. Although triage category 1 is measured in seconds, it is recognised that the data will not be collected with this precision.

This data element should not be completed for patients who have an Episode end status of ‘Did not wait’.

Comments:Help on this termIt 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Has been superseded by Emergency department stay—waiting time (to commencement of clinical care), total minutes NNNNN Health, Standard 19/11/2015, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 08/12/2016, ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

Supersedes 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patient emergency department service episode—waiting time (to service delivery), total minutes NNNNN Health, Superseded 22/12/2011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
All attributes +

Activity based funding: Emergency department care DSS 2013-2014 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 01/03/2013

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Emergency department care activity based funding DSS 2012-2013 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 31/10/2012

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Non-admitted patient emergency department care DSS 1 January 2012-30 June 2012 Health, Retired 30/01/2012

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Non-admitted patient emergency department care DSS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 04/02/2015

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Non-admitted patient emergency department care DSS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 02/12/2015

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Non-admitted patient emergency department care NBEDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016

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Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 07/02/2013

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Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 11/04/2014

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Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

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Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 19/11/2015

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Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Percentage of patients who commenced treatment within clinically recommended time 2014 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21a–Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion seen on time, 2016 Health, Superseded 31/01/2017
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21a–Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion seen on time, 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018
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 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 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
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