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National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services: Length of stay in emergency department short stay units less than or equal to 24 hours

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termLength of stay in emergency department short stay units less than or equal to 24 hours
Synonymous names:Help on this termLength of stay in an ED short stay unit
METeOR identifier:Help on this term545661
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 04/09/2014
Description:Help on this termThe percentage of patients provided with care in an emergency department short stay unit whose length of stay in the unit is less than or equal to 24 hours.
Indicator set:Help on this termPerformance Indicators for the National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services Health, Standard 21/11/2013

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

The denominator is calculated using the total number of episodes of admitted patient care assigned an Emergency department short stay unit departure destination, which is a count of the total number of patients that were provided with care in an emergency department short stay unit.

Analysis is by state and territory and hospital, based on location of service.

Presented as a percentage.

Computation:Help on this term

100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Numerator:Help on this term

The number of episodes of admitted patient care with a length of stay in an emergency department short stay unit less than or equal to 24 hours (i.e. less than or equal to 1,440 minutes).

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetEpisode of admitted patient care—length of stay in emergency department short stay unit, total minutes NNNNN
Data Source
National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2014-15
Denominator:Help on this termThe number of episodes of admitted patient care where the patient physically departs from an emergency department short stay unit.
Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetEpisode of admitted patient care—emergency department short stay unit departure destination, code N
Data Source
National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2014-15
Disaggregation:Help on this termDisaggregation is by state/territory and hospital
Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetEstablishment—organisation identifier (state/territory), NNNNN
Data Source
National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
NMDS / DSS
Admitted patient care NMDS 2014-15
Comments:Help on this term

The scope of this indicator is all hospitals for which the National Emergency Access Target applies, that is, all hospitals reporting to the Non-admitted patient emergency department care (NAPEDC) NMDS (Peer Groups A, B and other) as at August 2011. The scope has been recommended by the Expert Panel's Review of Elective Surgery and Emergency Access Targets under the National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services (Recommendation 9) and agreed by the Council of Australian Governments in the National Health Reform Agreement - National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services (Clause 5).

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termPercentage
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termEpisode
Format:Help on this termNN[N].N

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceNational Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
Frequency
Annual
Quality statement
Data quality statement: National Hospital Morbidity Database 2013–14
Data custodian

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this termNational Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services
Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee - Emergency Data Development Working Group
Reference documents:Help on this term

Council of Australian Governments, 2011. Expert Panel Review of Elective Surgery and Emergency Access Targets under the National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services. Council of Australian Governments, Canberra. Viewed 7 February 2014, http://www.coag.gov.au/sites/default/files/Expert_Panel_Report%20D0490.pdf

Standing Council on Federal Financial Relations, 2011. National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services. Standing Council on Federal Financial Relations, Canberra. Viewed 7 February 2014, http://www.federalfinancialrelations.gov.au/content/npa/health_reform/national-workforce-reform/national_partnership.pdf

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