Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode
Object Class Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Object Class|
|Definition:||The treatment or care between when a patient presents at an emergency department and when the non-admitted patient emergency department clinical care ends.|
|Context:||Emergency department care.|
|Specialisation of:||Service episode|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Includes patients who do not wait for treatment once registered or triaged, and those who are dead on arrival.
Both a non-admitted patient emergency department service episode and an admitted patient episode of care should be recorded for patients who subsequently undergo a formal admission. The end of the non-admitted patient emergency department service episode should indicate the commencement of the admitted episode of care, if applicable.
A non-admitted patient emergency department service episode ends when either the patient is admitted or, if the patient is not to be admitted, when the patient's emergency department non-admitted clinical care is recorded as completed, or when they are recorded as having left at their own risk.
|Comments:||This metadata item has been defined to support the national minimum data set for Non-admitted patient emergency department care.|
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||National reference group for non-admitted patient data development, 2001-02|