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Urgency Related Group classification (version 1.3)

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Metadata item type:Help on this termClassification Scheme
Synonymous names:Help on this termURG
METeOR identifier:Help on this term501472
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 07/02/2013
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012
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A classification for the reasons for patient attendance at an emergency department and the complexity of cases that an emergency department treats.

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Episodes of care are grouped initially on the basis of episode end status (also known as 'disposition'):

  • Admitted
  • Non-admitted
  • Did not wait

Within the disposition categories of admitted and non-admitted, episodes are grouped further based on the urgency of a patient's need for care (as reported by triage category) and the patient's diagnosis. For example:

  • Admitted
    • Triage 1
      • All major diagnostic blocks
    • Triage 2
      • Alcohol/drug abuse
      • Musculoskeletal/connective tissue illness
      • Circulatory system/respiratory system illness
      • Injury
      • Poisoning
      • All other major diagnostic blocks

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this term

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority 2012. Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Sydney. Viewed 2 October 2012, <>

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Urgency Related Group classification (version 1.4) Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 04/05/2021

Supersedes Urgency related group version 1.2 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 30/10/2012

Value Domains based on this classification scheme:Help on this term

Urgency Related Group (v1.3) code [X]N[N] Health, Standard 07/02/2013
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012

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