Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Emergency department presentation date|
The date on which a patient/client presents for the delivery of an emergency department service, expressed as DDMMYYYY.
|Data Element Concept:||Emergency department stay—presentation date|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||8|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
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The date of patient presentation at the emergency department is the date of first recorded contact with an emergency department staff member. The first recorded contact can be the commencement of the clerical registration or triage process whichever happens first.
Required to identify commencement of a visit and for calculation of waiting times.
Source and reference attributes
National Institution Based Ambulatory Model Reference Group
National Health Data Committee
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Supersedes Emergency department stay—presentation date, DDMMYYYY
Has been superseded by Emergency department stay—presentation date, DDMMYYYY
Is used in the formation of Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—service episode length, total minutes NNNNN
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