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Definition

Percentage of patients who are treated within national benchmarks for waiting times for each triage category in public hospital emergency departments.

Indicator Summary

Numerator
Presentations to public hospital emergency departments that were treated within benchmarks for each triage category:
  • Triage category 1: seen within seconds, calculated as less than or equal to 2 minutes
  • Triage category 2: seen within 10 minutes
  • Triage category 3: seen within 30 minutes
  • Triage category 4: seen within 60 minutes
  • Triage category 5: seen within 120 minutes
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    Denominator
    Total presentations to public hospital emergency departments
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    Computation
    The numerator and denominator include records with a Type of visit of 'Emergency presentation' or 'Not reported'.

    Records are excluded from both the numerator and denominator if the Episode end status is either 'Did not wait' or 'Dead on arrival', or if the Waiting time to service is invalid.

    See the Australasian Triage Scale for descriptions of each triage category, …
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    Disaggregation

    Calculation rules

    Computation Rule
    Description
    The numerator and denominator include records with a Type of visit of 'Emergency presentation' or 'Not reported'.

    Records are excluded from both the numerator and denominator if the Episode end status is either 'Did not wait' or 'Dead on arrival', or if the Waiting time to service is invalid.

    See the Australasian Triage Scale for descriptions of each triage category, including indicative clinical descriptors.
    Numerators
    Presentations to public hospital emergency departments that were treated within benchmarks for each triage category:
  • Triage category 1: seen within seconds, calculated as less than or equal to 2 minutes
  • Triage category 2: seen within 10 minutes
  • Triage category 3: seen within 30 minutes
  • Triage category 4: seen within 60 minutes
  • Triage category 5: seen within 120 minutes
  • Denominators
    Total presentations to public hospital emergency departments

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