Urgency related groups

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Glossary Item
Synonymous names:URGs
METeOR identifier:623137
Registration status:Health, Standard 06/09/2018
ACT Health, Final 19/07/2018
Definition:

A patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the number and types of patients treated in an emergency department.

Context:

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.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Urgency related groups Health, Superseded 06/09/2018, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012

Metadata items which use this glossary item:

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Non-admitted patient emergency department care NBEDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018

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

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018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

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