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Emergency department stay—waiting time, total minutes NNNNN

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termEmergency department waiting time to clinical care commencement
METeOR identifier:Help on this term746119
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 20/10/2021
Definition:Help on this term

The time elapsed in minutes for each patient from presentation in the emergency department to the commencement of the emergency department non-admitted clinical care.

Data Element Concept:Emergency department stay—waiting time

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Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termNNNNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term5
Unit of measure:Help on this termMinute (m)

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Guide for use:Help on this term

Calculated by subtracting the date and time the patient presents to the emergency department from the date and time the emergency department non-admitted clinical care commenced. Although triage category 1 is measured in seconds, it is recognised that the data will not be collected with this precision.

This data element should not be completed for patients who have a Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end status, code N of ‘Did not wait to be attended by a health care professional’ or 'Registered, advised of another health care service, and left the emergency department without being attended by a health care professional'.

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It is recognised that at times of extreme urgency or multiple synchronous presentations, or if no medical officer is on duty in the emergency department, this service may be provided by a nurse.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

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Is formed using Emergency department stay—presentation date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 20/10/2021

Is formed using Emergency department stay—presentation time, hhmm Health, Standard 20/10/2021

Supersedes Emergency department stay—waiting time (to commencement of clinical care), total minutes NNNNN Health, Superseded 20/10/2021, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 08/12/2016, ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

Is formed using Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—clinical care commencement date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 20/10/2021

Is formed using Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—clinical care commencement time, hhmm Health, Standard 20/10/2021

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2022–23 Health, Standard 20/10/2021

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