Emergency department care activity based funding DSS 2012-2013
Identifying and definitional attributes
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The scope of this DSS is emergency care provided in emergency departments in activity based funded hospitals.
These emergency departments are purposely designed and equipped areas with designated assessment, treatment and resuscitation areas and can provide resuscitation, stabilisation and initial management of all emergencies. They also have medical staff available in the hospital 24 hours a day and designated emergency department nursing staff and nursing unit manager 24 hours per day 7 days per week.
The scope also includes services where a patient is awaiting transit, had a pre-arranged admission, did-not-wait or died on arrival. Patients with Department of Veterans' Affairs or compensable funding source are also included in the scope of the collection.
The care provided to patients in emergency departments is, in most instances, recognised as being provided to non-admitted patients. Patients being treated in emergency departments may subsequently become admitted. The care provided to non-admitted patients who are treated in the emergency department prior to being admitted is included in this DSS.
Care provided to patients who are being treated in an emergency department site as an admitted patient (e.g. in an observation unit, short-stay unit, 'emergency department ward' or awaiting a bed in an admitted patient ward of the hospital) are excluded from the scope.
Also excluded from the scope are patients in General Practitioner co-located units.
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