Service Plan- Department of Health Tasmania: 2019, Emergency department presentations who do not wait to be seen, 2019

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Indicator
Indicator type:Indicator
Short name:Emergency department did not wait (percentage)
METeOR identifier:717696
Registration status:Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 24/07/2019
Description:

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:Service Plan - Department of Health Tasmania: 2019 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 20/01/2020
Outcome area:Emergency Department access Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 07/12/2016

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:

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:

100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Numerator:

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

Numerator data elements:
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:

Total number of presentations to emergency departments

Denominator data elements:
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:

Specified disaggregation: Hospital, triage category and reporting month based on the date of the end of the emergency department stay

Disaggregation data elements:
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:Percentage
Data type:Real
Unit of measure:Person
Format:

NN[N]

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Service Agreement - Department of Health Tasmania: 2018, Emergency Department - Percentage of emergency department did not wait presentations, 2018 Tasmanian Health, Archived 24/07/2019