Urgency Related Group classification (version 1.4)

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Classification Scheme
Synonymous names:URG
METeOR identifier:743560
Registration status:Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 04/05/2021

A classification for the reasons for patient attendance at an emergency department and the complexity of cases that an emergency department treats.

Classification structure:

Episodes of care are grouped initially on the basis of episode end status (also known as 'disposition'):

  • Admitted
  • Non-admitted
  • Did not wait

Within the disposition categories of admitted and non-admitted, episodes are grouped further based on the urgency of a patient's need for care (as reported by triage category) and the patient's diagnosis. For example:

  • Admitted
    • Triage 1
      • All major diagnostic blocks
    • Triage 2
      • Alcohol/drug abuse
      • Musculoskeletal/connective tissue illness
      • Circulatory system/respiratory system illness
      • Injury
      • Poisoning
      • All other major diagnostic blocks

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Department of Health Tasmania 


Independent Hospital Pricing Authority Urgency Related Groups and Urgency Disposition Groups | IHPA

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Urgency Related Group classification (version 1.3) Health, Standard 07/02/2013, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012

Value Domains based on this classification scheme:

Urgency Related Group (v1.4) code [X]N[N] Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 04/05/2021