Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2014, Percentage of all emergency department presentations seen within the recommended triage time, 2014
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Emergency department patients seen within national benchmarks (percentage)|
|Registration status:||Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016|
This indicator measures the percentage of patients that are treated within national recommended benchmarks for waiting times for each triage category in public hospital emergency departments.
|Indicator set:||Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2014 Tasmanian Health, Archived 12/12/2016|
|Outcome area:||Emergency Department access Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 07/12/2016|
Collection and usage attributes
The definitions applied are consistent with the national definitions used for reporting against the National Partnership Agreement on Hospital and Health Workforce Reform. The definitions include presentations that have been assigned a triage category between 1 and 5. Presentations that are ‘did not wait’, ‘dead on arrival’ or the waiting time to service delivery is invalid are excluded for the purpose of calculating this indicator. See Australasian Triage Scale from the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine for a description of each triage category, including indicative clinical descriptors.
Time to treatment is calculated by subtracting the date and time the patient presented to the emergency department from the date and time treatment commenced. The time to treatment is then compared to the recommended treatment time for the allocated initial triage category.
The indicator is calculated for the five triage categories as a whole and presented as a percentage.
100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Calculated separately for each triage category.
Total number of presentations to emergency departments that were treated within benchmarks for each triage category:
* This is in line with the national reporting standards.
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Total presentations to emergency departments|
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Specified disaggregation: Hospital, triage category and reporting month based on the date of the end of the emergency department stay
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|Unit of measure:||Person|
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Supersedes 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