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Urgency related groups (Glossary Item)


A patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the number and types of patients treated in an emergency department.



Urgency related groups (URGs) provide a summary of the complexity and type of patients treated within an emergency department. Emergency department episodes of care are grouped into URGs based on:


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