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Emergency department stay—urgency related group, URG (v1.3) code [X]N[N]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termUrgency related group
Synonymous names:Help on this termURG
METeOR identifier:Help on this term498030
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 07/02/2013
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012
Definition:Help on this termA patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the number and types of patients treated in an emergency department, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Emergency department care—urgency related group

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Classification scheme:Urgency Related Group classification (version 1.3)
Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this term[X]N[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term3

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termIndependent Hospital Pricing Authority

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

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The urgency related group (URG) is derived from the urgency disposition group (UDG) which classifies patients into 12 groups based on disposition (admitted or discharged) and urgency (triage category 1-5), including a category for patients who did not wait for treatment as well as a category for patients who died.

The URG classification system segments the UDG classification system further by using 26 major diagnostic blocks.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termIndependent Hospital Pricing Authority
Reference documents:Help on this termJelinek G (1994). Case-mix Classification of Patients Attending Hospital Emergency Departments in Perth Western Australia. Doctor of Medicine Thesis. Perth Australia. University of Western Australia.

Relational attributes

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See also Emergency department stay—urgency related group major diagnostic block, code N[AA] Health, Superseded 11/04/2014, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012

Supersedes Emergency department stay—urgency related group, URG (v1.2) code [X]N[N] Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 31/10/2012

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Activity based funding: Emergency department care DSS 2013-2014 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 01/03/2013

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

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