Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||After-hours emergency department attendances|
|Registration status:||National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016|
The number of after-hours emergency department attendances per 1,000 people per year
Collection and usage attributes
|Population group age to:|
Emergency department attendances include presentations to public hospital emergency departments with a Type of visit of Emergency presentation where the patient:
An after-hours emergency department attendance is defined as
Analysis by Primary Healthcare Network (PHN) and Statistical Area level 3 (SA3) is based on usual residence of person.
All data for a geographic area have been suppressed if there are:
Additional analysis was conducted to estimate the proportion of ED presentations that were missing from the reported rate for each geographic area. Results for a geographic area were suppressed if the proportion of missing presentations was >10%. Information about a geographic area was indicated to be interpreted with caution if the percentage of missing presentations in an area was 6–10%.
(Numerator ÷ Denominator) × 1,000
Number of after-hours emergency department attendances
|Numerator data elements:|
Total estimated resident population (ERP) of Australia at 30 June 2013
|Denominator data elements:|
Disaggregation by Primary Health Network (PHN) and Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3)
Some disaggretation may result in numbers too small for publication.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
|Data type:||Coded category|
|Unit of measure:||Service contact|
Data source attributes