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National Healthcare Agreement: PB 05-By 2012–13, 80 per cent of emergency department presentations are seen within clinically recommended triage times as recommended by the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine, 2012 (Indicator)

Definition

By 2012–13, 80 per cent of emergency department presentation are seen within clinically recommended triage times as recommended by the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine.

Outcome Areas

Calculation rules

Numerators

Number of 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

Disaggregation

2009–10 (revised for peer group) and 2010–11—Nationally, by triage category, by SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles

2009–10 (revised for peer group) and 2010–11—State and territory, by triage category, by:

  • peer group
  • Indigenous status
  • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure)
  • SEIFA IRSD quintiles

Disaggregation by peer group is limited to Peer Groups A and B, as this is the scope of the collection, and coverage varies for other hospitals by state and territory.

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

References


This content Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material. Attribution provided as required under the AIHW CC-BY licence.

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