Emergency department stay—presentation time, hhmm

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Time patient presents
METeOR identifier:684603
Registration status:Health, Standard 25/01/2018
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 25/05/2020
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018
Definition:

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

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Time
Data type:Date/Time
Format:hhmm
Maximum character length:4

Source and reference attributes

Reference documents:

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

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

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:

National Institution Based Ambulatory Model Reference Group

Origin:

National Health Data Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Emergency department stay—presentation time, hhmm Health, Superseded 25/01/2018, Tasmanian Health, Archived 25/05/2020, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012, National Health Performance Authority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, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 26/05/2020

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
All attributes +

Allied health non-admitted patient emergency department NBPDS Health, Standard 12/12/2018

Emergency department presentation related data elements (TDLU) cluster Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 18/05/2021

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NBEDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NBEDS 2019–20 Health, Retired 19/11/2019

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018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

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2019–20 Health, Superseded 18/12/2019

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2020–21 Health, Superseded 05/02/2021

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2021–22 Health, Standard 05/02/2021

DSS specific attributes +

Tasmanian Emergency Department Data Set - 2020 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 15/06/2020

DSS specific attributes +
Implementation in Indicators:Used 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, Standard 09/04/2020
Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 2.5.8–Waiting times for emergency department care: time spent in the emergency department, 2019 Health, Standard 09/04/2020
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, Standard 13/03/2020
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, 2021 Health, Standard 16/09/2020
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, Standard 09/04/2020
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, Standard 13/03/2020
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, 2021 Health, Standard 16/09/2020