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
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Patients admitted through emergency department with LOS <8 hours (percentage)|
|Registration status:||Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 08/12/2016|
This indicator measures the percentage of emergency department patients who present to a public hospital emergency department and are admitted to the same hospital, whose time in the emergency department is less than 8 hours.
|Indicator set:||Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 12/12/2016|
|Outcome area:||Emergency Department access Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 07/12/2016|
Collection and usage attributes
Total number of patients admitted through the emergency department who were physically in the emergency department for less than 8 hours. From triage time to time of admission divided by the Total number of patients admitted through the ED.
The indicator is calculated for all patients as a whole and presented as a percentage.
100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Total number of emergency department patients admitted through ED and whose length of stay is less than 8 hours
|Numerator data elements:|
Total presentations to emergency departments
|Denominator data elements:|
Specified disaggregation: Hospital and reporting month based on the date of the end of the emergency department stay
|Disaggregation data elements:|
|Unit of measure:||Person|