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.
(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
- Emergency department stay—presentation date, DDMMYYYY
- Emergency department stay—presentation time, hhmm
- Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end status, code N
- Emergency department stay—physical departure date, DDMMYYYY
- Emergency department stay—physical departure time, hhmm
(a) Number of ED presentations with an Episode end status of 1(b) Not applicable
DisaggregationDisaggregation is by state/territory
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