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Emergency department stay—physical departure time, hhmm

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termEmergency department departure time
METeOR identifier:Help on this term471882
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 30/01/2012
Definition:Help on this termThe time at which a patient departs an emergency department after a stay, expressed as hhmm.
Context:Help on this termEmergency department care.
Data Element Concept:Emergency department stay—physical departure time

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTime
Data type:Help on this termDate/Time
Format:Help on this termhhmm
Maximum character length:Help on this term4

Source and reference attributes

Reference documents:Help on this termISO 8601:2000 : Data elements and interchange formats - Information interchange - Representation of dates and times

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The value of the episode end status code should guide the selection of the value to be recorded in this field:

  • If the patient is subsequently admitted to this hospital (either short stay unit, hospital-in-the-home or non-emergency department hospital ward), then record the time the patient leaves the emergency department to go to the admitted patient facility.
    • Patients admitted to any other ward or bed within the emergency department have not physically departed the emergency department until they leave the emergency department.
    • If the patient is admitted and subsequently dies before leaving the emergency department then record the time the body was removed from the emergency department.
  • If the service episode is completed without the patient being admitted, then record the time the patient's emergency department non-admitted clinical care ended.
  • If the service episode is completed and the patient is referred to another hospital for admission, then record the time the patient leaves the emergency department.
  • If the patient did not wait, then record the time the patient leaves the emergency department or was first noticed as having left.
  • If the patient left at their own risk, then record the time the patient left the emergency department or was first noticed as having left.
  • If the patient died in the emergency department, then record the time the body was removed from the emergency department.
  • If the patient was dead on arrival then record the time the body was removed from the emergency department. If an emergency department physician certified the death of the patient outside the emergency department, then record the time the patient was certified dead.
Collection methods:Help on this termCollected in conjunction with emergency department stay physical departure date.
Comments:Help on this termThis data element has been developed for the purpose of State and Territory compliance with the Australian Health Care Agreement and the agreed national access performance indicator.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Government Department of Health and Ageing

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Has been superseded by Emergency department stay—physical departure time, hhmm Health, Standard 30/01/2012, Tasmanian Health, Final 02/07/2014, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012, National Health Performance Authority, Standard 28/05/2014

Supersedes Emergency department stay—physical departure time, hhmm Health, Superseded 22/12/2011

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Non-admitted patient emergency department care DSS 1 January 2012-30 June 2012 Health, Retired 30/01/2012

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