Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Emergency department did not wait (percentage)|
|Registration status:||Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 24/07/2019|
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
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.
100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Total number of presentations who have been identified as 'did not wait'
|Numerator data elements:|
Total number of presentations to emergency departments
|Denominator data elements:|
Specified disaggregation: Hospital, triage category and reporting month based on the date of the end of the emergency department stay
|Disaggregation data elements:|
|Unit of measure:||Person|
|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