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Urgency related groups

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Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
Synonymous names:Help on this termURGs
METeOR identifier:Help on this term623137
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 06/09/2018
ACT Health, Final 19/07/2018
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A patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the number and types of patients treated in an emergency department.

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Urgency related groups (URGs) provide a summary of the complexity and type of patients treated within an emergency department. Emergency department episodes of care are grouped into URGs based on:

  • The disposition recorded at the end of the patient's emergency department stay. This is captured by the episode end status.
  • The urgency of the patient's need for care. This is captured by the triage category.
  • The nature of the patient's diagnosis. This is captured by the major diagnostic block.

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Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Urgency related groups Health, Superseded 06/09/2018, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012

Metadata items which use this glossary item:Help on this term

Emergency department stay—urgency related group major diagnostic block Health, Standard 25/01/2018

Emergency department stay—urgency related group major diagnostic block, code N[AA] Health, Standard 25/01/2018

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NBEDS 2018-19 Health, Standardisation pending 28/09/2017

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NBEDS 2019–20 Health, Standardisation pending 30/11/2018

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2018-19 Health, Standard 25/01/2018
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

Urgency related group major diagnostic block Health, Standard 25/01/2018

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