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Emergency department stay—waiting time (to commencement of clinical care), total minutes NNNNN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termEmergency department waiting time to clinical care commencement
METeOR identifier:Help on this term621840
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 19/11/2015
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 08/12/2016
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018
Definition:Help on this term

The time elapsed in minutes for each patient from presentation in the emergency department to the commencement of the emergency department non-admitted clinical care.

Data Element Concept:Emergency department stay—waiting time (to commencement of clinical care)

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termNNNNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term5
Unit of measure:Help on this termMinute (m)

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Calculated by subtracting the date and time the patient presents to the emergency department from the date and time the emergency department non-admitted clinical care commenced. Although triage category 1 is measured in seconds, it is recognised that the data will not be collected with this precision.

This data element should not be completed for patients who have an Episode end status of ‘Did not wait to be attended by a health care professional’ or 'Registered, advised of another health care service, and left the emergency department without being attended by a health care professional'.

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It is recognised that at times of extreme urgency or multiple synchronous presentations, or if no medical officer is on duty in the emergency department, this service may be provided by a nurse.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National reference group for non-admitted patient data development, 2001-02

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Emergency department stay—waiting time (to commencement of clinical care), total minutes NNNNN Health, Superseded 19/11/2015, Tasmanian Health, Archived 08/12/2016, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012, National Health Performance Authority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

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Non-admitted patient emergency department care NBEDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018

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Non-admitted patient emergency department care NBEDS 2019–20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018

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

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

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Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

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Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2019–20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018

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Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2020–21 Health, Standardisation pending 30/09/2019

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Tasmanian Emergency Department Data Set - 2016 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 08/03/2017

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Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21a–Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion seen on time, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21a–Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion seen on time, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019
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: 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 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, 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
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