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Table 1 Data description

From: Detecting and diagnosing hotspots for the enhanced management of hospital emergency departments in Queensland, Australia

Information type Variable Variable type Details
Temporal information Arrival date and Time Temporal To the nearest minute. From 2006 to present day
Presentation information Facility Categorical One of 18 Hospitals spread over QLD (including a children’s hospital)
  Triage category Categorical (Ordered) Rating of urgency on presentation: 1,2,3,4,5 (1 requires resuscitation down to 5 being non-urgent)
  Departure Status Categorical Discharged, Admitted, Did Not Wait, Transferred, Died in ED, Left Against Advice, Dead On Arrival
  ICD-10 Code Categorical A coding of diseases, signs and symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances and external causes of injury or diseases; 5000 unique codes present in data set [19]
Demographic Information Age Continuous Age in years
  Sex Categorical