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Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016, ACC3 - Emergency Department - Percentage of emergency department did not wait presentations, 2016

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termEmergency department did not wait (percentage)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term645374
Registration status:Help on this termTasmanian Health, Endorsed 08/12/2016
Description:Help on this term

This indicator measures the percentage of emergency department presentations that concluded with the patient leaving the emergency department before being attended by a health care professional.

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

The definitions applied were set by the Emergency Care Network Steering Committee. The definitions include presentations that have been assigned a triage category between 1 and 5. Presentations that are 'dead on arrival' or the waiting time to service delivery is invalid are excluded for the purpose of calculating this indicator. See Australasian Triage Scale from the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine for a description of each triage category, including indicative clinical descriptors.

The indicator is presented as a percentage.

Computation:Help on this term

100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Numerator:Help on this term

Total number of presentations who have been identified as 'did not wait'

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

Data is obtained from the [TriageCategoryRefId] field in Health Central and includes records with the triage categories from 1 to 5.


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 patients whose Episode end status recorded as Did not wait to be seen by a medical officer.


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 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.


Denominator:Help on this term

Total number of presentations to emergency departments

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

Data is obtained from the [TriageCategoryRefId] field in Health Central and includes records with the triage categories from 1 to 5.


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 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.


Disaggregation:Help on this term

Specified disaggregation: Hospital, triage category 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 SetNon-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage category, (Tasmanian) code N
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

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2013, KPI??-Percentage of emergency department did not wait presentations, 2013 Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016

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