Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—clinical care commencement date, DDMMYYYY
Identifying and definitional attributes
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|Short name:||Emergency department clinical care commencement date|
The date on which non-admitted patient emergency department clinical care commences, expressed as DDMMYYYY.
Emergency department care.
|Data Element Concept:||Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—clinical care commencement date|
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Collection and usage attributes
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Emergency department non-admitted clinical care can be commenced by a doctor, nurse, mental health practitioner or other health professional, when investigation, care and/or treatment is provided in accordance with an established clinical pathway defined by the emergency department. Placement of a patient in a cubicle and observations taken to monitor a patient pending a clinical decision regarding commencement of a clinical pathway, do not constitute commencement.
Patients with an episode end status of 'Did not wait to be attended by a healthcare professional' or 'Registered, advised of another health care service, and left the emergency department without being attended by a health care professional' should not have a clinical care commencement date, because they left before investigation, care and/or treatment was commenced by a health professional in accordance with an established clinical pathway defined by the emergency department.
The following examples illustrate the commencement of emergency department non-admitted clinical care.
Collected in conjunction with emergency department clinical care commencement time.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
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