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Emergency department stay—physical departure date, DDMMYYYY

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termEmergency department physical departure date
METeOR identifier:Help on this term621816
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 25/01/2018
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 08/12/2016
Definition:Help on this term

The date on which a patient departs an emergency department after a stay, expressed as DDMMYYYY.

Context:Help on this term

Emergency department care.

Data Element Concept:Emergency department stay—physical departure date

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termDate
Data type:Help on this termDate/Time
Format:Help on this termDDMMYYYY
Maximum character length:Help on this term8

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The episode end status 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 date 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 date the body was removed from the emergency department.
  • If the service episode is completed without the patient being admitted, then record the date 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 date the patient leaves the emergency department.
     
  • If the patient did not wait, then record the date the patient leaves the emergency department or was first noticed as having left.
     
  • If the patient leaves at their own risk, then record the date the patient leaves the emergency department or was first noticed as having left.
     
  • If the patient died in the emergency department, then record the date the body was removed from the emergency department.
     
  • If the patient was dead on arrival, then record the date 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 date the patient was certified dead.
  • If the patient was registered, advised of another health care service, and left the emergency department without being attended by a health care professional, then record the date the patient leaves the emergency department.
Collection methods:Help on this term

Collected in conjunction with emergency department physical departure time.

Comments:Help on this term

This 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 term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Emergency department stay—physical departure date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 25/01/2018, ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

Supersedes Emergency department stay—physical departure date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 19/11/2015, Tasmanian Health, Archived 08/12/2016, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

See also Emergency department stay—physical departure time, hhmm Health, Superseded 11/11/2015, Tasmanian Health, Archived 08/12/2016, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

See also Emergency department stay—physical departure time, hhmm Health, Superseded 25/01/2018, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 08/12/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NBEDS 2017-18 Health, Standard 05/10/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 08/09/2015

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2017-18 Health, Standard 05/10/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Tasmanian Emergency Department Data Set - 2016 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 08/03/2017

DSS specific attributes +
Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21b–Waiting times for emergency hospital care: proportion of patients whose length of emergency department stay is less than or equal to four hours, 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21b–Waiting times for emergency hospital care: proportion of patients whose length of emergency department stay is less than or equal to four hours, 2018 Health, Standard 30/01/2018
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016, ACC 1-2, Emergency Department , Percentage of triage 1 and all emergency department presentations seen within the recommended triage time, 2016 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 08/12/2016
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016, ACC3 - Emergency Department - Percentage of emergency department did not wait presentations, 2016 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 08/12/2016
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016, ACC4 - Emergency Department - Percentage of all emergency department patients with an ED length of stay less than 4 hours, 2016 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 08/12/2016
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016, ACC5 - Emergency Department - Percentage of emergency department patients admitted through the ED with an ED length of stay less than 8 hours, 2016 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 08/12/2016
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016, ACC6 - Emergency Department -Percentage of all emergency department patients with an ED length of stay less than 24 hours, 2016 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 08/12/2016
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016, EFF3-4, Emergency Department, Total time (hours) spent by ambulance presentations in offload delay, 2016 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 09/12/2016
Used as denominator
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016, ACC 1-2, Emergency Department , Percentage of triage 1 and all emergency department presentations seen within the recommended triage time, 2016 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 08/12/2016
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016, ACC3 - Emergency Department - Percentage of emergency department did not wait presentations, 2016 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 08/12/2016
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016, ACC4 - Emergency Department - Percentage of all emergency department patients with an ED length of stay less than 4 hours, 2016 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 08/12/2016
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016, ACC5 - Emergency Department - Percentage of emergency department patients admitted through the ED with an ED length of stay less than 8 hours, 2016 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 08/12/2016
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016, ACC6 - Emergency Department -Percentage of all emergency department patients with an ED length of stay less than 24 hours, 2016 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 08/12/2016
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