Emergency service visit type code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
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A code set representing the types of emergency service visits.
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Collection and usage attributes
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CODE 1 Emergency presentation
This code includes attendance at the emergency service for an actual or suspected condition which is sufficiently serious to require acute unscheduled care.
CODE 2 Return visit, planned
This code includes a planned return to the emergency service as a result of a previous emergency service presentation (Code 1) or return visit (Code 2). The return visit may be for planned follow-up treatment, as a consequence of test results becoming available indicating the need for further treatment, or as a result of a care plan initiated at discharge.
Exclusion: Where a visit follows general advice to return if feeling unwell, this should not be recorded as a planned visit.
CODE 3 Pre-arranged admission
This code includes presentation by a patient at the emergency service for either clerical, nursing or medical processes to be undertaken, and admission has been pre-arranged by the referring medical officer and a bed allocated.
CODE 4 Patient in transit
This code includes where the emergency service is responsible for care and treatment of a patient awaiting transport to another facility.
CODE 5 Dead on arrival
This code should only be used for patients who are dead on arrival and an emergency service clinician certifies the death of the patient. This includes where the clinician certifies the death outside the emergency service (e.g. in an ambulance outside the emergency service).
Exclusion: Where resuscitation of the patient is attempted, this should be recorded as an emergency presentation (Code 1).
Note: Where Code 5 is recorded for a patient, an Episode end status Code 7 (Dead on arrival) should also be recorded.
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Emergency service stay—type of visit to emergency service, code N
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