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National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services: Admission to hospital from emergency departments (Indicator)

Definition

For all patients presenting to a public hospital emergency department (including publicly funded privately operated hospitals) who are subsequently admitted to the same hospital, the:

(a) percentage of presentations where the time from presentation to physical departure (i.e. the emergency department stay length) is ≤4 hours (i.e. ≤240 minutes); and

(b) emergency department stay length at the 90th percentile.

Outcome Areas

Calculation rules

Numerators

(a) Number of ED presentations with an Episode end status of 1, where ED stay length is ≤4 hours (i.e. ≤240 minutes)

(b) Not applicable

Denominators

(a) Number of ED presentations with an Episode end status of 1

(b) Not applicable

Disaggregation

Disaggregation is by state/territory

References

Standing Council on Federal Financial Relations. National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services. Standing Council on Federal Financial Relations, Canberra. Viewed 10 April 2013,
<http://www.federalfinancialrelations.gov.au/content/npa/health_reform/
national-workforce-reform/national_partnership.pdf
>

Expert Panel. Review of Elective Surgery and Emergency Access Targets under the National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services: Report to the Council of Australian Government. Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia. Viewed 10 April 2013,
<http://www.yourhealth.gov.au/internet/yourhealth/publishing.nsf/
Content/Expert-Panel-Report/$File/Expert%20Panel%20Report-D0490.pdf
>


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