Emergency service stay—clinical care commencement date, DDMMYYYY
Identifying and definitional attributes
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|Short name:||Emergency service clinical care commencement date|
The date on which emergency service clinical care commences, expressed as DDMMYYYY.
Emergency service care.
|Data Element Concept:||Emergency service stay—clinical care commencement date|
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Collection and usage attributes
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Emergency service 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 service. 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 Emergency service stay—episode end status, code N of 'Did not wait to be attended by a healthcare professional' or 'Registered, advised of another health care service, and left the emergency service 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 service.
The following examples illustrate the commencement of emergency service clinical care.
Collected in conjunction with Emergency service stay—clinical care commencement time, hhmm.
Source and reference attributes
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
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See also Emergency service stay—clinical care commencement time, hhmm
Is used in the formation of Emergency service stay—waiting time, total minutes NNNNN
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