Emergency department stay—presentation date, DDMMYYYY
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Emergency department presentation date|
The date on which a patient/client presents to an emergency department for the delivery of a 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.
Collected in conjunction with Emergency department stay—presentation time, hhmm
Required to identify commencement of a visit and for calculation of waiting times.
Source and reference attributes
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
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Supersedes Emergency department stay—presentation date, DDMMYYYY
Is used in the formation of Emergency department stay—waiting time, total minutes NNNNN
See also Health service event—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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