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Emergency department stay—presentation time, hhmm

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termTime patient presents
METeOR identifier:Help on this term684603
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 25/01/2018
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018
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The time at which a patient presents for the delivery of an emergency department service, expressed as hhmm.

Data Element Concept:Emergency department stay—presentation time

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTime
Data type:Help on this termDate/Time
Format:Help on this termhhmm
Maximum character length:Help on this term4

Source and reference attributes

Reference documents:Help on this term

Standards Australia 2007. AS ISO 8601-2007 Data elements and interchange formatsInformation interchangeRepresentation of dates and times. Sydney: Standards Australia.

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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The time of patient presentation at the emergency department is the time of first recorded contact with an emergency department staff member. The first recorded contact can be the commencement of the clerical registration or triage process, whichever happens first.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Institution Based Ambulatory Model Reference Group

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National Health Data Committee

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Emergency department stay—presentation time, hhmm Health, Superseded 25/01/2018, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 08/12/2016, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

See also Health service event—presentation time, hhmm Health, Standard 01/03/2005, Tasmanian Health, Draft 23/07/2012

Is used in the formation of Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—service episode length, total minutes NNNNN Health, Standard 25/01/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Allied health non-admitted patient emergency department NBPDS Health, Standard 12/12/2018

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

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

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

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Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2019–20 Health, Superseded 18/12/2019

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Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2020–21 Health, Standard 18/12/2019

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Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 2.5.7–Waiting times for emergency department care: percentage of patients whose length of emergency department stay is 4 hours or less, 2019 Health, Standardisation pending 03/12/2019
Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 2.5.8–Waiting times for emergency department care: time spent in the emergency department, 2019 Health, Standardisation pending 03/12/2019
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21b–Waiting times for emergency hospital care: proportion of patients whose length of emergency department stay is less than or equal to four hours, 2020 Health, Standardisation pending 29/11/2019
Used as denominator
Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 2.5.7–Waiting times for emergency department care: percentage of patients whose length of emergency department stay is 4 hours or less, 2019 Health, Standardisation pending 03/12/2019
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21b–Waiting times for emergency hospital care: proportion of patients whose length of emergency department stay is less than or equal to four hours, 2020 Health, Standardisation pending 29/11/2019
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