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National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services: National Emergency Access Target (Indicator)

Definition

For all patients presenting to a public hospital emergency department (including publicly funded privately operated hospitals), the percentage of presentations where the time from presentation to physical departure, i.e. the length of the emergency department stay, is ≤ 4 hours, i.e. ≤ 240 minutes.

Outcome Areas

Calculation rules

Numerators

Number of emergency department presentations where ED stay length is ≤ 4 hours (i.e. ≤ 240 minutes).

Denominators

Number of emergency department presentations

Disaggregation

By state/territory and hospital

References

Standing Council on Federal Financial Relations. National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services, Schedule C. Standing Council on Federal Financial Relations, Canberra. Viewed 15 February 2013,

http://www.federalfinancialrelations.gov.au/content/npa/
health_reform/national-workforce-reform/national_partnership.pdf


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