National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21a-Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion seen on time, 2014
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Progress measure|
|Short name:||PI 21a-Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion seen on time, 2014|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 14/01/2015|
Percentage of patients who are treated within national benchmarks for waiting times for each triage category in public hospital emergency departments.
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2014) Health, Superseded 14/01/2015|
|Outcome area:||Hospital and Related Care Health, Standard 07/07/2010|
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21a-Waiting times for emergency department care: proportion seen on time, 2014 QS Health, Superseded 14/01/2015|
Collection and usage attributes
See Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode - triage category, code N for description of each triage category.
The numerator and denominator include records with a Type of visit of Emergency presentation.
Records are excluded from both the numerator and denominator if the episode end status is either Did not wait to be attended by a health professional, or Dead on arrival, not treated in emergency department, or if the waiting time to service is invalid.
Limited to public hospitals in Peer Group A and B.
To ensure comparability over time, emergency department activity at the Mersey Community Hospital is reported with Peer Group B hospitals for National Healthcare Agreement purposes. Whilst it is currently not a Peer Group A or B hospital, in the baseline year (2007-08) Mersey was a campus of the Peer Group B North West Regional Hospital and its emergency department activity was included in the baseline.
Analysis by state and territory is based on location of service.
Analysis by remoteness and Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of person.
Presented as a percentage.
100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Calculated overall and separately for each triage category.
Number of presentations to public hospital emergency departments that were treated within benchmarks for each triage category:
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Total presentations to public hospital emergency departments|
|Denominator data elements:|
2011–12 (revised for peer group) and 2012–13—Nationally, by Triage category, by 2011 Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles.
2011–12 (revised for peer group) and 2012–13—State and territory, by Triage category by:
Disaggregation by peer group is limited to Peer Groups A and B, as this is the scope of the collection, and coverage varies for other hospitals by state and territory.
Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2014 Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Reform Council (CRC) report: 2012–13.
For 2011-12 data, the 2011 SEIFA IRSD quintile and decile data will be produced using the Australian Standard Geography Classification geographical unit of Statistical Local Area. In future years, these data will be produced using the Australian Statistical Geography Standard geographical unit of Statistical Area 2.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Accessibility|
Data source attributes
|Reporting requirements:||National Healthcare Agreement|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Further data development / collection required:||Specification: Final, the measure meets the intention of the indicator.|
|Related metadata references:|
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 12-Waiting times for GPs, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 19-Selected potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21a-Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion seen on time, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21a-Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion seen on time, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21b-Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion completed within four hours, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015