Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2020) Use of emergency departments for lower urgency care: 2015–16 to 2018–19, AIHW, Australian Government, accessed 26 May 2022.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2020). Use of emergency departments for lower urgency care: 2015–16 to 2018–19. Retrieved from https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/primary-health-care/use-of-ed-for-lower-urgency-care-2018-19
Use of emergency departments for lower urgency care: 2015–16 to 2018–19. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 02 July 2020, https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/primary-health-care/use-of-ed-for-lower-urgency-care-2018-19
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Use of emergency departments for lower urgency care: 2015–16 to 2018–19 [Internet]. Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2020 [cited 2022 May. 26]. Available from: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/primary-health-care/use-of-ed-for-lower-urgency-care-2018-19
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2020, Use of emergency departments for lower urgency care: 2015–16 to 2018–19, viewed 26 May 2022, https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/primary-health-care/use-of-ed-for-lower-urgency-care-2018-19
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Coverage: The extent to which records in a database account for all occurrences of a particular event. For example, if there were estimated to be 100,000 events (such as admissions, outpatient occasions of service or emergency department presentations) nationally and 95,000 of these were specifically recorded in a database, the database would be said to have 95% coverage.
Emergency department (ED): A hospital facility that provides triage, assessment, care or treatment for non-admitted patients suffering from a medical condition or injury.
Formal public hospital emergency department (ED): Formal EDs have:
Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD): One of the set of Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas for ranking the average socioeconomic conditions of the population in an area. It summarises attributes of the population such as low income, low educational attainment, high unemployment and jobs in relatively unskilled occupations.
Presentation: When a patient arrives at an emergency department for treatment. As a person may visit an emergency department in a hospital more than once in a year, the number of presentations is not the same as the number of people seen by the department.
Remoteness area: A classification of the remoteness of a location using the Australian Statistical Geography Standard Remoteness Structure (2016). The Australian Statistical Geography Standard-Remoteness Area is a geographical classification that defines locations in terms of remoteness, that is, the physical distance of a location from the nearest urban centre.
Time of presentation: Time of first recorded contact with an emergency department staff member. The first recorded contact can be the commencement of the clerical registration or triage process, whichever happens first. METeOR id: 684603.
Triage category: A category used in the emergency departments of hospitals to indicate the urgency of the patient’s need for medical and nursing care. Patients are triaged into 1 of 5 categories on the Australasian Triage Scale. The triage category is allocated by an experienced registered nurse or medical practitioner. METeOR id: 684872.
Type of visit: The reason the patient presents to an emergency department. METeOR id: 684942.
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