|Metadata item type:||Data Element Concept|
|Definition:||The time at which the patient presents for the delivery of an emergency department service.|
Admitted patient care.
Community health care.
Hospital non-admitted patient care:
Required to identify commencement of a visit and for calculation of waiting times.
|Object class:||Emergency department stay|
|Definition:||The period between when a patient presents at an emergency department and when that person is recorded as having physically departed the emergency department.|
|Context:||Emergency department care.|
|Specialisation of:||Service/care event|
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing|
|Definition:||The time at which a person presents for the delivery of a service.|
|Property group:||Entry into service event|
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
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