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Emergency department stay—physical departure time, hhmm

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termEmergency department physical departure time
METeOR identifier:Help on this term621829
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 25/01/2018
Tasmanian Health, Archived 22/05/2020
Definition:Help on this term

The time at which a patient departs an emergency department after a stay, expressed as hhmm.

Context:Help on this term

Emergency department care.

Data element concept attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Data element concept:Emergency department stay—physical departure time
METeOR identifier:Help on this term472977
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 22/12/2011
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 08/12/2016
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
ACT Health, Final 19/07/2018
Definition:Help on this term

The time at which a patient departs an emergency department after a stay.

Context:Help on this term

Emergency department care.

Object class:Help on this termEmergency department stay
Property:Help on this termPhysical departure time

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

Value domain attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Value domain:Time hhmm
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270568
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 04/09/2015
Tasmanian Health, Archived 27/05/2020
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 30/11/2007
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Definition:Help on this termA valid time measured as hours and minutes using a 24 hour clock.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTime
Data type:Help on this termDate/Time
Format:Help on this termhhmm
Maximum character length:Help on this term4

Source and reference attributes

Reference documents:Help on this termISO 8601:2000 : Data elements and interchange formats - Information interchange - Representation of dates and times

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The episode end status should guide the selection of the value to be recorded in this field:

 

  • If the patient is subsequently admitted to this hospital (either short stay unit, hospital-in-the-home or non-emergency department hospital ward), then record the time the patient leaves the emergency department to go to the admitted patient facility.
    • Patients admitted to any other ward or bed within the emergency department have not physically departed the emergency department until they leave the emergency department.
    • If the patient is admitted and subsequently dies before leaving the emergency department, then record the time the body was removed from the emergency department.
  • If the service episode is completed without the patient being admitted, then record the time the patient's emergency department non-admitted clinical care ended.
  • If the service episode is completed and the patient is referred to another hospital for admission, then record the time the patient leaves the emergency department.
     
  • If the patient did not wait, then record the time the patient leaves the emergency department or was first noticed as having left.
     
  • If the patient leaves at their own risk, then record the time the patient leaves the emergency department or was first noticed as having left.
     
  • If the patient died in the emergency department, then record the time the body was removed from the emergency department.
     
  • If the patient was dead on arrival, then record the time the body was removed from the emergency department. If an emergency department physician certified the death of the patient outside the emergency department, then record the time the patient was certified dead.
  • If the patient was registered, advised of another health care service, and left the emergency department without being attended by a health care professional, then record the time the patient leaves the emergency department.
Collection methods:Help on this term

Collected in conjunction with emergency department physical departure date.

Comments:Help on this term

This data element has been developed for the purpose of State and Territory compliance with the Australian Health Care Agreement and the agreed national access performance indicator.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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See also Emergency department stay—physical departure date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 25/01/2018, Tasmanian Health, Archived 22/05/2020

See also Emergency department stay—physical departure date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 19/11/2015, Tasmanian Health, Archived 08/12/2016, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

Has been superseded by Emergency department stay—physical departure time, hhmm Health, Standard 25/01/2018, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 22/05/2020, ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

Supersedes Emergency department stay—physical departure time, hhmm Health, Superseded 11/11/2015, Tasmanian Health, Archived 08/12/2016, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NBEDS 2017-18 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2017-18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Tasmanian Emergency Department Data Set - 2016 Tasmanian Health, Archived 30/04/2020

DSS specific attributes +

Tasmanian Emergency Department Data Set - 2019 Tasmanian Health, Archived 30/04/2020

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Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21b–Waiting times for emergency hospital care: proportion of patients whose length of emergency department stay is less than or equal to four hours, 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21b–Waiting times for emergency hospital care: proportion of patients whose length of emergency department stay is less than or equal to four hours, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21b–Waiting times for emergency hospital care: proportion of patients whose length of emergency department stay is less than or equal to four hours, 2019 Health, Superseded 13/03/2020
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016, ACC 1-2, Emergency Department , Percentage of triage 1 and all emergency department presentations seen within the recommended triage time, 2016 Tasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016, ACC3 - Emergency Department - Percentage of emergency department did not wait presentations, 2016 Tasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016, ACC4 - Emergency Department - Percentage of all emergency department patients with an ED length of stay less than 4 hours, 2016 Tasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016, ACC5 - Emergency Department - Percentage of emergency department patients admitted through the ED with an ED length of stay less than 8 hours, 2016 Tasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016, ACC6 - Emergency Department -Percentage of all emergency department patients with an ED length of stay less than 24 hours, 2016 Tasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016, EFF3-4, Emergency Department, Total time (hours) spent by ambulance presentations in offload delay, 2016 Tasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2017 ACC 1-2 - Emergency Department - Percentage of triage 1 and all emergency department presentations seen within the recommended triage time, 2017 Tasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2017, ACC3 - Emergency Department - Percentage of emergency department did not wait presentations, 2017 Tasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2017, ACC4 - Emergency Department - Percentage of all emergency department patients with an ED length of stay less than 4 hours, 2017 Tasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2017, ACC5 - Emergency Department - Percentage of emergency department patients admitted through the ED with an ED length of stay less than 8 hours, 2017 Tasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2017, ACC6 - Emergency Department - Percentage of all emergency department patients with an ED length of stay less than 24 hours, 2017 Tasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2017, EFF3-4, Emergency Department - Total time (hours) spent by ambulance presentations in offload delay, 2017 Tasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health Tasmania: 2018, Emergency Department - Percentage of all emergency department patients with an ED length of stay less than 24 hours, 2018 Tasmanian Health, Archived 24/07/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health Tasmania: 2018, Emergency Department - Percentage of all emergency department patients with an ED length of stay less than 4 hours, 2018 Tasmanian Health, Archived 24/07/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health Tasmania: 2018, Emergency Department - Percentage of emergency department did not wait presentations, 2018 Tasmanian Health, Archived 24/07/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health Tasmania: 2018, Emergency Department - Percentage of emergency department patients admitted through the ED with an ED length of stay less than 8 hours, 2018 Tasmanian Health, Archived 24/07/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health Tasmania: 2018, Emergency Department - Percentage of triage 1 and all emergency department presentations seen within the recommended triage time, 2018 Tasmanian Health, Archived 24/07/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health Tasmania: 2018, Emergency Department - Total time (hours) spent by ambulance presentations in offload delay, 2018 Tasmanian Health, Archived 24/07/2019
Service Plan - Department of Health Tasmania: 2019, Ambulance offload delay - within 15 and 30 mins (all specified facilities), 2019 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 24/07/2019
Service Plan - Department of Health Tasmania: 2019, ED patients with an ED length of stay less than 24 hours (all specified facilities), 2019 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 24/07/2019
Service Plan - Department of Health Tasmania: 2019, Emergency department percentage of triage 1 and all emergency department presentations seen within the recommended time - Triage 1 and all triage categories (all specified facilities), 2019 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 24/07/2019
Service Plan - Department of Health Tasmania: 2019, Emergency patients with an ED length of stay less than four hours (all specified facilities), 2019 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 24/07/2019
Service Plan - Department of Health Tasmania: 2019, Patients admitted through the ED with an ED length of stay less than eight hours (all specified facilities), 2019 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 24/07/2019
Service Plan- Department of Health Tasmania: 2019, Emergency department presentations who do not wait to be seen, 2019 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 24/07/2019
Used as denominator
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016, ACC 1-2, Emergency Department , Percentage of triage 1 and all emergency department presentations seen within the recommended triage time, 2016 Tasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016, ACC3 - Emergency Department - Percentage of emergency department did not wait presentations, 2016 Tasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016, ACC4 - Emergency Department - Percentage of all emergency department patients with an ED length of stay less than 4 hours, 2016 Tasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016, ACC5 - Emergency Department - Percentage of emergency department patients admitted through the ED with an ED length of stay less than 8 hours, 2016 Tasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016, ACC6 - Emergency Department -Percentage of all emergency department patients with an ED length of stay less than 24 hours, 2016 Tasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2017 ACC 1-2 - Emergency Department - Percentage of triage 1 and all emergency department presentations seen within the recommended triage time, 2017 Tasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2017, ACC3 - Emergency Department - Percentage of emergency department did not wait presentations, 2017 Tasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2017, ACC4 - Emergency Department - Percentage of all emergency department patients with an ED length of stay less than 4 hours, 2017 Tasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2017, ACC5 - Emergency Department - Percentage of emergency department patients admitted through the ED with an ED length of stay less than 8 hours, 2017 Tasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2017, ACC6 - Emergency Department - Percentage of all emergency department patients with an ED length of stay less than 24 hours, 2017 Tasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health Tasmania: 2018, Emergency Department - Percentage of all emergency department patients with an ED length of stay less than 24 hours, 2018 Tasmanian Health, Archived 24/07/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health Tasmania: 2018, Emergency Department - Percentage of all emergency department patients with an ED length of stay less than 4 hours, 2018 Tasmanian Health, Archived 24/07/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health Tasmania: 2018, Emergency Department - Percentage of emergency department did not wait presentations, 2018 Tasmanian Health, Archived 24/07/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health Tasmania: 2018, Emergency Department - Percentage of emergency department patients admitted through the ED with an ED length of stay less than 8 hours, 2018 Tasmanian Health, Archived 24/07/2019
Service Agreement - Department of Health Tasmania: 2018, Emergency Department - Percentage of triage 1 and all emergency department presentations seen within the recommended triage time, 2018 Tasmanian Health, Archived 24/07/2019
Service Plan - Department of Health Tasmania: 2019, ED patients with an ED length of stay less than 24 hours (all specified facilities), 2019 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 24/07/2019
Service Plan - Department of Health Tasmania: 2019, Emergency department percentage of triage 1 and all emergency department presentations seen within the recommended time - Triage 1 and all triage categories (all specified facilities), 2019 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 24/07/2019
Service Plan - Department of Health Tasmania: 2019, Emergency patients with an ED length of stay less than four hours (all specified facilities), 2019 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 24/07/2019
Service Plan - Department of Health Tasmania: 2019, Patients admitted through the ED with an ED length of stay less than eight hours (all specified facilities), 2019 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 24/07/2019
Service Plan- Department of Health Tasmania: 2019, Emergency department presentations who do not wait to be seen, 2019 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 24/07/2019
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