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Emergency department stay—physical departure time, hhmm

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termEmergency department physical departure time
METeOR identifier:Help on this term474438
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 11/11/2015
Tasmanian Health, Archived 08/12/2016
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Definition:Help on this termThe time at which a patient departs an emergency department after a stay, expressed as hhmm.
Context:Help on this termEmergency department care.
Data Element Concept:Emergency department stay—physical departure time

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTime
Data type:Help on this termDate/Time
Format:Help on this termhhmm
Maximum character length:Help on this term4

Source and reference attributes

Reference documents:Help on this termISO 8601:2000 : Data elements and interchange formats - Information interchange - Representation of dates and times

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termThe episode end status should guide the selection of the value to be recorded in this field:

  • If the patient is subsequently admitted to this hospital (either short stay unit, hospital-in-the-home or non-emergency department hospital ward), then record the time the patient leaves the emergency department to go to the admitted patient facility.
    • Patients admitted to any other ward or bed within the emergency department have not physically departed the emergency department until they leave the emergency department.
    • If the patient is admitted and subsequently dies before leaving the emergency department, then record the time the body was removed from the emergency department.
  • If the service episode is completed without the patient being admitted, then record the time the patient's emergency department non-admitted clinical care ended.
  • If the service episode is completed and the patient is referred to another hospital for admission, then record the time the patient leaves the emergency department.
  • If the patient did not wait, then record the time the patient leaves the emergency department or was first noticed as having left.
  • If the patient leaves at their own risk, then record the time the patient leaves the emergency department or was first noticed as having left.
  • If the patient died in the emergency department, then record the time the body was removed from the emergency department.
  • If the patient was dead on arrival, then record the time the body was removed from the emergency department. If an emergency department physician certified the death of the patient outside the emergency department, then record the time the patient was certified dead.
Collection methods:Help on this termCollected in conjunction with emergency department physical departure date.
Comments:Help on this termThis data element has been developed for the purpose of State and Territory compliance with the Australian Health Care Agreement and the agreed national access performance indicator.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Government Department of Health and Ageing

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

See also Emergency department stay—physical departure date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 19/11/2015, Tasmanian Health, Archived 08/12/2016, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

See also Emergency department stay—physical departure date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 25/01/2018, Tasmanian Health, Archived 22/05/2020

Has been superseded by Emergency department stay—physical departure time, hhmm Health, Superseded 25/01/2018, Tasmanian Health, Archived 22/05/2020

Supersedes Emergency department stay—physical departure time, hhmm Health, Superseded 30/01/2012

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 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: Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Percentage completed within four hours, 2014 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21b-Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion completed within four hours, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services: Admission to hospital from emergency departments Health, Standard 15/06/2012
National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services: National Emergency Access Target Health, Standard 21/11/2013
National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services: Unplanned re-attendances to the emergency department within 48 hours of previous attendances Health, Standard 07/08/2014
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
Used as denominator
National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services: Unplanned re-attendances to the emergency department within 48 hours of previous attendances Health, Standard 07/08/2014
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
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