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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:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termPatients admitted through emergency department with LOS <8 hours (percentage)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term645369
Registration status:Help on this termTasmanian Health, Endorsed 08/12/2016
Description:Help on this term

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:Help on this termService Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 12/12/2016
Outcome area:Help on this termEmergency Department access Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 07/12/2016

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

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.

Computation:Help on this term

100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Numerator:Help on this term

Total number of emergency department patients admitted through ED and whose length of stay is less than 8 hours

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetNon-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end status, (Tasmanian) code N[NN]
Guide for use

Data is obtained from the [DepartureMethodRefId] field in Health Central and the value domain is 'Admitted'.


Data Element / Data SetEstablishment—organisation identifier, (Tasmanian) identifier NNNN
Data Element / Data SetEpisode of care—episode identifier, N[NNNNNN]
Guide for use

Data is obtained from the [EmergencyIdentifier] field in Health Central.


Data Element / Data SetEmergency department stay—physical departure date, DDMMYYYY
Guide for use

Data is obtained from the [DepartureDateTime] field in Health Central.


Data Element / Data SetEmergency department stay—physical departure time, hhmm
Guide for use

Data is obtained from the [DepartureDateTime] field in Health Central.


Data Element / Data SetEmergency department stay—presentation date, DDMMYYYY
Guide for use

Data is obtained from the [ArrivalDateTime] field in Health Central.


Data Element / Data SetEmergency department stay—presentation time, hhmm
Guide for use

Data is obtained from the [ArrivalDateTime] field in Health Central.


Denominator:Help on this term

Total presentations to emergency departments

Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetNon-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end status, (Tasmanian) code N[NN]
Guide for use

Data is obtained from the [DepartureMethodRefId] field in Health Central and the value domain is 'Admitted'.


Data Element / Data SetEstablishment—organisation identifier, (Tasmanian) identifier NNNN
Data Element / Data SetEpisode of care—episode identifier, N[NNNNNN]
Guide for use

Data is obtained from the [EmergencyIdentifier] field in Health Central.


Data Element / Data SetEmergency department stay—physical departure date, DDMMYYYY
Guide for use

Data is obtained from the [DepartureDateTime] field in Health Central.


Data Element / Data SetEmergency department stay—physical departure time, hhmm
Guide for use

Data is obtained from the [DepartureDateTime] field in Health Central.


Data Element / Data SetEmergency department stay—presentation date, DDMMYYYY
Guide for use

Data is obtained from the [ArrivalDateTime] field in Health Central.


Data Element / Data SetEmergency department stay—presentation time, hhmm
Guide for use

Data is obtained from the [ArrivalDateTime] field in Health Central.


Disaggregation:Help on this term
Specified disaggregation: Hospital and reporting month based on the date of the end of the emergency department stay
Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetEstablishment—organisation identifier, (Tasmanian) identifier NNNN
Data Element / Data SetEmergency department stay—physical departure date, DDMMYYYY
Guide for use

Data is obtained from the [DepartureDateTime] field in Health Central.


Data Element / Data SetEmergency department stay—physical departure time, hhmm
Guide for use

Data is obtained from the [DepartureDateTime] field in Health Central.


Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termPercentage
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson
Format:Help on this term

NN[N]

Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this term
  • 2016-17 Service Agreement
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