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Time in Emergency Department Until Disposition Decision (Hours, Percentile)
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Description
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This indicator measures the time interval between the earlier of Triage Date/Time or Registration Date/Time and the Disposition Date/Time (as determined by the main service provider).
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The 90th , or 50th or other percentile of this indicator represents the maximum length of time that 90% , or 50% or other percentage of patients spend in the ED until a visit disposition decision is made.

A small number is desirable for this indicator.

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HSP Framework Dimension
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Health System Outputs: Access to comprehensive, high-quality health services

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Areas of Need
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Getting Better

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Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon

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National, Province/Territory, Region, Facility, Corporation, Peer group

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Time is crucial to the effectiveness and outcome of patient care, especially for emergency patients. In conjunction with other indicators, this can be used to monitor the total time patients spend in the ED in an effort to improve the efficiency and, ultimately, the outcome of patient care.

Multiple factors can influence the indicator results, including triage level, patient population and hospital resources.

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The 90th , or 50th or other percentile of this indicator represents the maximum length of time that 90% , or 50% or other percentage of patients spend in the ED until a visit disposition decision is made.

A small number is desirable for this indicator.

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Health System Outputs: Access to comprehensive, high-quality health services

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Getting Better

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NACRS

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Type of Year:
Fiscal
First Available Year:
2011 2012
Last Available Year:
2016 2017

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Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon

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National, Province/Territory, Region, Facility, Corporation, Peer group

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Caveats and Limitations
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Scheduled visits to the ED are excluded from this indicator.

This indicator can also be calculated at other percentiles, such as the 10th, 25th or 75th percentile.

Not applicable

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Trending Issues
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Coverage in the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS) changes over time as more jurisdictions participate.

For more information on NACRS coverage, please see the NACRS Quick Stats: https://www.cihi.ca/en/quick-stats.

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Depending on the acuity of the case or hospital procedures, triage may occur before registration or vice versa. Therefore, the earlier of these 2 events is used as the starting point for this indicator's calculation.

Indicator results are also available as of 2011 in
CAD eNACRS Reports.

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